Your Guide to Viewing the Perfect Property


Viewing a home is your chance to see a property up close and personal as well as an opportunity to visualise your family living there. However, it can be easy to get carried away and to focus purely on the way you want to decorate it or the structural changes you wish to make.

To help make the process easier we’ve put together a quick guide to help with viewing a potential new home.

Make a List

The first step before you start viewing homes is to make a list of all the things you want to check or the questions you want to ask. Here are a couple that we recommend you ask first:

  • What direction does the garden face?
  • What council tax band is the property in?
  • What is the broadband speed like?
  • Are the windows double glazed?
  • Do the window frames look secure and are they in good condition?

Check the Outside

After you’ve viewed the inside of the property head outside with the owner and ask them about the roof, any damp issues, the windows etc. The homebuyers report also details what parts of the house will need work so if the roof has a rating of 2 or 3 then you should definitely take the cost of a new roof into consideration when making your final decision.


When viewing the property it is also important to ensure the plumbing is working well. When you move in you want to know in the back of your mind that the house has running water and, if it’s the winter time, the heating works well. To find out more, ask questions such as:

  • How long does it take the hot water to come through the tap?
  • Does the heating work?
  • Do all the radiators work?
  • Are the showers electric or do they use gas?
  • Is there an immersion heater?

Completed Work

It is important to ask the homeowner about any work that has been carried out within the home. Ask for receipts and guarantees in case there is an issue with anything in the future. It’s also a good idea to ask about work that has been done as it makes you aware of any planning permission that will likely be needed.

What is Included?

Finally, it’s important to ask what features of the home are included such as curtain poles, carpets, white goods, light fixtures etc. Again, it’s essential that you make a list of the features you wish to remain in the property so that way you can ask the homeowner about everything at the viewing.

Once you have found your perfect home Edwards Removals are on hand to assist with all your removals and move management requirements.


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