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Questions To Ask When Viewing A Property

questions to ask when you are viewing a property

Questions To Ask When Viewing A Property

Buying a house can be a daunting prospect, especially as you are parting with a substantial sum of money, so preparation is key. In-person viewings allow you to find out as much as you can about the property before committing to buy, so dig deep and ask all the important questions - it will help you make your decision. We’ve compiled a list of questions below as a starting point, and included lots that you may not have thought of!

About the property

• Property asking price

• Is there leeway on the asking price? Do they accept offers?

• If the property is yet to be built, what’s the likely finishing date?

• What is the parking like if the property doesn’t have a private driveway?

• Does the property come with flooring?

• Does the garden come landscaped?

• What choices are available in terms of home decor (kitchens, flooring etc)

• Which way does the garden face?

• What standard fixtures and fittings are included in the price?

• What does the new home warranty include and who is it through?

• Who are the energy suppliers?

• Are there any restrictive covenants?

Local area

• Is the area noisy?

• Are there any plans to extend the development?

• Which school are in the catchment area and what are they like?

• Are the transport links good?

• How far is the nearest train station or bus stop?

• Where are the nearest shops?

• Where’s the nearest doctors surgery, dentist and hospital?

• What are the neighbours like?

• Has the area got a crime record?

Costs

• How much is the council tax for the house?

• Is the property lease or freehold?

• If the property is leasehold, how much is the ground rent/service charge?

• Who is the leasehold owned by?

• What do I get with the property? i.e. flooring, appliances

• Are there any discounts or incentives available?

• Do you take part-exchange of an existing property?

 

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