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Viewing a Property

First impressions count for a lot - but you should view a property at least twice, preferably at different times of the day, to give you a better idea of what's on offer. Location is a big priority, so check the surrounding area and local amenities. Here are a few things to think about to make sure it meets your requirements:

  • Nearby main roads, or pubs, clubs or restaurants - they can be handy, but also noisy
  • Nearby railway lines - or overhead flight paths
  • The feel of the community - does it seem friendly?
  • The aspect of the house - does it get enough light?
  • Is the property well maintained?
  • The age of the property
  • Garden size
  • The condition of nearby properties.

On the inside, check to see whether:

  • The property needs updating - and if so, how much?
  • Everything works, like the lights, taps, plugs and windows
  • The rooms are big enough
  • The fixtures and fittings are going to be included in the sale - especially if you like them
  • You like the viewsIt feels like home.