House hunting can be stressful and time consuming. You may feel like you've found your perfect property then something pops up out of the blue. In this blog we are going to be discussing the main questions you should be asking before you buy a new house.
How long has this property been on the market for?
You can find out a lot from the length a property has been on the market for. How much interest it’s had? If there's something holding people back from buying it? If the property has been on the market for some months, it’s worth digging to find out more information about the property from the agent
What is included in the sale?
Before even thinking twice about the property, it’s important you know exactly what you are getting. Is the furniture included? Are all the fixtures and fittings incorporated? This way you can get a true feel for the property because you know what's yours.
What are the neighbours like?
Of course one of your main priorities will be to find out about the current neighbours but on your own there is only so much research you can do. The best people you can ask is the current homeowners. You want to know if you are moving in next to party animals.
Has there been any recent structural work completed? If so when?
You are entitled to know if any recent major work has been completed, so ask away. If there has been, enquire what was carried out and why. There is always a chance that there is some underlying problem that might not be a quick fix.
What are the average bills like?
You may feel out of place asking this question but you are well within your rights to. Finding out how the prices of bills compare to other properties will help you decide long term figures on how much the house will cost you overall.