Before committing to buying or renting a property it is advisable to first perform a property health check to ensure you are getting the quality you pay for. Here are some things to include in your checklist to be sure you have all the bases covered.
Why You Should Perform a Property Health Check
By performing a health check on a property you can determine the property’s true value before making an offer. Once you buy or rent the property any problems will become your responsibility or you will have to live with them.
You can employ a structural engineer to inspect the property and complete a report with a diagnosis and the estimated cost of repairs should any be necessary. The property survey will generally cover conditions that will cause long-term damage like rot, damp or woodworm infestations, for example. A basic valuation will uncover any obvious flaws that need to be rectified.
Property Survey Checklist
This is a basic guideline you can follow to ensure any obvious problems are noted and discussed with your agent or the seller before making an offer.
- Sheds and garage
- Secondary treatment systems
- Exterior finishes and components
- Electrical components
If you have all these checks done before selling your home you could sell it much faster, as potential buyers will not necessarily feel the need to conduct a survey themselves and you may even get a better price than the one you intended to ask for. By ensuring everything is in order and conducting a survey buyers will not be able to use the house’s condition as a negotiating tool against you and your asking price.
Be sure to do all the necessary checks and ask for a professional survey to be done should you have any doubts. After all, buying the perfect home is easy to do if you know it is perfect before paying for it. Contact us at JNK Properties and view listings in your area to find the ideal home for you and your family.