The initial walk through of a home allows potential owners to confirm their gut feelings and compare the house to their wish lists. While you may have a rough idea whether a potential property satisfies your basic requirements—from the number of rooms to the availability of outdoor space—you still need to examine it in person to review every aspect.
We’ve compiled a list of our best ideas for what to look for when buying a home in Islamabad real estate or anywhere else— a checklist of what to look for while seeing properties.
Is the structure of the building sound?
You’re searching for large cracks – but you should also expect some hairline cracks. Pay attention to the junctions of expansions, end-of-terrace walls, and windows, all of which can begin to fall or bow away from the rest of the house. You’re looking for issues now that you can discuss with the homeowner or estate agent and then with your surveyor. However, you can only look for what you are familiar with; a chartered surveyor with years of professional experience is trained to identify dangers and determine which areas require attention.
How old is the roof?
Roof refurbishment is an expensive process, so closely inspect the material used to seal it if the property has a flat or nearly level roof. Nowadays, a membrane is applied, preferable to asphalt and gravel, which might leave unsealed seams and edges.
How much space is available for storage?
When it comes to purchasing a home, storage space is an essential but frequently ignored commodity. Where will you store your vacuum cleaner, towels, spare linen, and boxes of garbage? Is there space for built-in cupboards or shelves? Storage space, particularly in newly constructed homes, might be limited.
Is there any dampness?
When inspecting a house, look for evidence of dampness. Moldy smells, crumbly plaster, and watermarked walls or ceilings are all apparent symptoms of moisture. While this may seem self-evident, inspect closely near the top and around the skirting boards. Another indicator may be that the room has recently been repainted, potentially concealing any dampness.
Inquiring of the seller or estate agent, the following critical questions can also assist you in making your decision:
1. What is the reason for the property’s sale? When is the seller considering relocating? How long have the proprietors resided on the property? Have you previously received any offers? How long has the property been listed? What is included in the purchase price?
2. Have any significant works been completed? Is it a listed structure? What is the property’s age? Have any rooms been redecorated or refurbished recently?
3. How are the neighbors? What are the parking regulations? How is the traffic in the area?
4. What is the amount of the local taxes? What is the cost of utility bills? Is there a payment for the use of communal areas?
And, maybe most crucially, does it feel like a place you could call home? If you do fall in love with a property, schedule another viewing at a different time of day and spend some additional time scouting the neighborhood. If possible, bring someone along who may be able to spot things you miss.
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