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UK first time buyer help & advice Home Buying: Maintenance & Structural

House Clearance Help & Advice: Home Buying: Maintenance & Structural Checklist
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Buying & Selling A Home

You should always get the professionals in to evaluate the structure of the house before you buy. Here are a few things that you can check yourself and then you`ll know if you need the professionals in:

What condition are the foundation, floors, walls and concrete in?

Good Could do with a bit of work Poor

Make sure there’s no evidence of water seepage or dampness.

What condition is the drainage in?

Good Could do with a bit of work Poor Check the condition of flooring, whether plank or plywood.

Check for solid construction of bridging and joists.

Check walls, whether drywall or plaster. Make sure there are no water marks.

Is the attic sufficiently insulated and ventilated?

Yes No

Check that fire places and chimneys are clear.

What condition is the electric and wire`s in?

Good Could do with a bit of work Poor

Check there is no leakage’s from bathroom and toilet fixtures.

What is the condition of kitchen units and appliances?

Good Could do with a bit of work Poor

Make sure the range, refrigerator, dishwater/disposal, laundry facilities, etc. are all in working order.

Check that fences, walls, patio and driveway are in good condition.

Be sure exterior walls are suitable to weather conditions.

Check doors and windows. Are they easy to open and close?

Are the roof, gutters and drainpipes in good condition?

Yes No

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