What to look for when you are viewing a house For Sale

Arranging A Viewing

We are open 6 days a week Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm, Fridays 9am-5pm and Saturday mornings. If you find a property you really like, we recommend you book an appointment to view as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

What Should I Do When I Visit A Property?

You should have a list of questions ready to ask during your viewing (especially if it’s a second or third viewing). Many people make offers after seeing a property only a couple of times and so you need to use viewings to gain the information you need to make a decision. If you can take a family member or friend, whose opinion you trust, to see the property.

Make sure you look in every nook and cranny and find out if this space really is the one for you. Look at rooms from several perspectives, not just from the door. Look at windows and walls. Check for evidence of leaks or cracks.

Ask about the state of repair of the gas and electric systems and check to see any integrated appliances. Ask for information about local amenities, such as shops, doctors, schools and transport links. Find out how long the vendors have owned the property and why they are selling. These kinds of details help you to build a picture about a place.

Take photos on your mobile, as they'll be a useful reference point when all the properties you have looked at start to blur into one. Be sure to ask the vendor or the Agent for permission first.

It’s also important to understand whether the property is freehold or leasehold, and that it is not on a short lease

This is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, so use your time wisely and don’t make a spur-of-the-moment decision!