House Viewing


After many years of saving I’m finally going to view a house. I am a first time buyer so I know this won’t be the house of my dreams but still I’m looking for potential. One thing I’ve noticed is that it’s particularly difficult to find good advice when it comes to a mortgage – unless you have thousands of pounds ready to go.

So, I rang round several independent and chain  advisers until I finally found one that was helpful. Now I am finally searching for a nice 3 bedroom home with the potential to extend and make some money once sold.

Today is the day I get to view a property judging from the images it looks well built and maintained on the interior but the exterior needs a lot of work. My main worry is the boiler and electrics rather than the decoration as these are things that will cost a pretty penny.

As my partner seems to think he knows exactly what he’s doing when viewing a property I thought I’d come on here and make my list.

Things to look out for when viewing a property

Once good thing is I don’t need to ask questions about the area, as it’s where I grew up and my Dad lives near, so I’m good there. For me questions to do with the house functions are most important.

  1. Check Plumbing
  2. Check electrics
  3. Look for damp
  4. Check under the sink
  5. Check around the toilet
  6. Look at the guttering
  7. Check for any cracks on walls
  8. Ensure heating works
  9. How many viewings has the property had?
  10. How many offers have been made and what what were the offers?
  11. Why are the current owners moving?
  12. How long has the property been on the market for?

I’m sure there are many more points but this is my first viewing so at this moment these are my main focus points.

Thanks Sophie x.

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