2nd viewing - what to check for?

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ClaudiaJean Mon 07-Sep-20 20:39:13

I'm viewing a house I like tomorrow for the second time. Can anyone add to this list please...
- location of plugs, general state of wiring and switches
- how rooms look with natural light (agents usually have lights on)
- how solid the internal doors are
- if back yard overlooked
- noise transmission between rooms and between floors

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narcdad45 Mon 07-Sep-20 20:44:23

Doors are easy to replace so I'd not worry too much about that.
Definitely wiring, fuse box, heating / boiler - luckily my dh is a plumber but we didn't check wiring out and now need a partial rewire - expensive!

Windows, check seals if double glazed
Water pressure.
Good luck!

RHRA Mon 07-Sep-20 20:45:12

Who owns which fence, are the fences/ walls in good repair, are there any problematic trees / hedges/ leylandii near to the boundary likely to affect your house.
Look at the guttering, and get a general overview of the roof state.
Look at the ceilings and see if there is any evidence of floods/ leaks.

JoJoSM2 Mon 07-Sep-20 20:54:49

And see how you’d use the house - if the rooms are big enough and not too awkward to make it difficult to arrange your furniture.

Puffthemagicdragongoestobed Mon 07-Sep-20 21:03:14

During our second viewing we checked for storage as it had not been obvious from the beginning. We also had a proper walk through the garden all the way to the end (it's very long).

Jujuball Mon 07-Sep-20 21:13:34

Sorry to hijack!

Maybe a daft question, but what would you need to look for in terms of wiring/electrics to know if they're likely to need replacing?

StatesOfMatter Mon 07-Sep-20 23:16:52

Jujuball

Sorry to hijack!

Maybe a daft question, but what would you need to look for in terms of wiring/electrics to know if they're likely to need replacing?

The fuse box is a good start - I looked round a house once and it was clear the fuse box was old and therefore made me question the wiring (the whole house did need a rewrite even though cosmetically it looked nice)

Another hint is if the sockets on the wall are single and if there are only one or two per room. Not a guarantee (as some houses are like this by choice) but may show wiring hasn’t been done in ages.

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