September 21, 2017
How to get the most out of a property viewing?
are often asked “what should I look out for when viewing a property?” and with
this in mind we thought it would be beneficial to outline some top tips to
remember when viewing a property to buy.
- Get to know the area – This is
something we feel that is really important, buying a house is a massive
decision and not one that be made quickly. Make sure you get to know the
area, check out the local attractions, amenities and most important
research the area online.
- Don’t rush the viewing – It’s
a good idea to take a slower pace and even stop for a while to work out
how quiet the area is. Get a felling for where you furniture may go and
visualise yourself living there.
- Make a wish list - Taking
a checklist to a viewing can help to decide if the property is for you.
Having a clear idea of what your needs are will make finding a property a
lot easier and it's a good idea to prepare yourself with a list of
questions for the agent and owner. Make sure to write your questions down
as it's very easy to get caught up in the viewing and forget them.
and the most important item to remember is take your time when reading the
property details. If the property is a leasehold make sure you know the length
of the lease and the cost of ground rent and service charges. Don’t forget to
work out stamp duty. We have written about the changes in stamp duty in the
past but for a really quick and easy way to worth out the cost visit our
website where we have a free tool to check.
you require any help about getting the most from a viewing or wish to arrange a
viewing give Chelton Brown a call on 01327 879431.