Tips to Buying the Right Property
Although everyone’s requirements are very different when it comes to buying property, here are a few general rules to bear in mind when searching for your property:
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 instinct.
Ask yourself whether you can envision yourself living in the property. You should get a feel for this as soon as you walk through the door. If you aren’t sure, keep looking.
Ask the sellers about the neighbours and whether they have had any problems with them. If they’ve made a complaint about the neighbours, they’re legally obliged to tell you if you ask.
Time the commute to work and the school run at the time of day you’re 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 after you’ve bought the property.