Taking the next step and purchasing a property can be a very overwhelming and stressful time. With so many thoughts about if you’re making the right decision and what it would be like to live there it can sometimes feel like you’re under pressure. So to ensure your viewing process runs smoothly, we have put together some useful questions to ask your estate agent:

What date do the current owners move out?

You may already have this date before you arrive but it is always best to double check.

Have any major works been completed?

It is vital that you know the history of the house before you purchase it as you don’t want to be left with a massive bill for a loft conversion done without building control approval!

What’s included in the sale?

Some people are willing to sell the property with white goods and furnishings included so it’s always best to see if you can get a freebie!

Is the area nice and what amenities can you find nearby?

Whether you’re a big family of five or a young working couple, it’s always best to find out what is nearby as you never know what you will need. Find out where local schools, shops, restaurants, transport and supermarkets are in relation to the property.

What are the neighbours like?

A great questions to ask when viewing a property as it will give you insight to what it’s like living there. However, it’s best to keep an open mind about them.

What day do they collect the recycling?

This can vary from area to area, so it is best to double check.

What’s the parking like?

If you’re opting for a place without a driveway it is important that you discuss what the current owners do for parking. The last thing you want is to park in someone’s spot, or get a ticket right after you move in.

Where are the electric/gas meters?

Sometimes it’s good to know a few basic things before you purchase the property and knowing where the electricity consumer is before you need it can be useful.

If you’re looking for professional surveying advice on your new purchase, feel free to give us a call on – 0800 880 6024. We will be more than happy to help you.