Questions that property buyers ask

25th August 2022
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If you are looking for a new home to buy, it's extremely important that you ask the right questions and don't forget any of the nitty-gritty details! If you are a seller, it is useful for you to be aware of what questions may come up!


Here are some of the questions prospective buyers are likely to ask:

1. Is there any damp?

Damp issues can be very costly. If you spot damp on a house you should question the estate agent / seller, however if you decide to offer on the property (and it is accepted) a survey should be carried out so that you have the facts. 


2. How old is the roof?

Replacing a roof is an expense that most people will understandably wish to avoid. Depending on the materials, roofs have a life expectancy of 15-20 years, so it's important to be aware of how much life they have left.


3. How much storage space is there?

Storage space is arguably one of the most valuable assets of a home. If the property lacks storage spaces, always consider if there is room for cupboards or shelves to be built in.




4. Do any trees have TPOs?

This is a particularly important question to ask if you are planning on extending a property. It may be difficult to get the planning permission you need if there are any trees with TPOs that could be damaged.



5. What's the area like?

Will the surrounding area fit in with your lifestyle? What are the neighbours like? It's always helpful to paint a wider picture of everything going on outside of the property.


6. How much will it cost to run the property?

Finding out council tax bands, costs for utility bills and general running costs will help you gain the best possible understanding of what your outgoings will be should you choose to buy.