Top Questions to Ask When Buying a Property


The most crucial stage when buying any property is the viewing.

When buying a house it pays to ask the right questions. Don’t be shy, as you’re perfectly within your rights to know everything about a property before you buy it. Bring a friend or family member with you on a viewing if possible – two heads are better than one and they may ask questions you hadn’t thought of.

This guide should give you a good idea of what kind of questions buyers should be asking during a viewing:

The House

  • Does the house need work doing to it? If so what needs doing?
  • What is actually included? – Double check what fixtures, appliances and fittings are/are not included.
  • How old is the property?
  • Could I add value to the house?
  • Is the house at risk of flooding?
  • Has the house ever been broken into?
  • If the property doesn’t have a drive, is there decent parking available?
  • Are there any structural problems you are aware of?

The Location

  • What is the crime rate in the area?
  • What are the schools like?
  • Is the area on the up?
  • Are there plans for developments in the area?
  • What are the neighbours like?
  • Does the area noisy? – Particularly important to ask if there’s busy roads, pubs and clubs around.
  • Is there a good sense of community?
  • How close are the local amenities?

The Market

  • How long has the property been on the market?
  • Have previous offers been refused? Why?
  • What is the minimum price the seller will accept?
  • Is there room for negotiation?
  • How much are other houses in the area going for?
  • How quickly does the owner want to move and what’s their current position?

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