Tips on Buying the Right Property
Here are some top tips on the right questions to ask and what to look for when buying a property. Although everyone’s requirements are different when it comes to buying property, keep these few general rules in mind:
Be clear in your mind about what you want before arranging to view any properties.
Research the area carefully, particularly if you aren’t familiar with it.
Don’t let the agent or seller rush you into a decision: Take your time and trust your instincts.
Ask yourself whether you can see yourself living in that property. If you aren’t sure, keep looking.
Ask the sellers about the neighbours and whether they have had any problems. If the sellers have made a complaint about their neighbours to the police or council, they are legally obliged to tell you if you ask.
Time the commute to work and the school run at the time of day you are likely to make these journeys.
Visit the property after dark. If troublemakers are hanging around on street corners, you may not feel safe walking home late at night.
Commission a survey. If you don’t, you may miss serious structural problems that are expensive to rectify once you have bought the property.