Bristol Property Experts: What to look for on your viewing

You’re in, you’ve booked your property viewing, but that’s just the beginning of the process! There are a few things you should be looking out for when looking at your new home. Our Bristol Property Experts have put together a few top tips on what to look for when considering a place to live to ensure you make the best choice possible.

Check the exterior of the property

Make sure the outside of the property is in good condition. Look for loose roof tiles, leaking pipes and gutters, crumbling or cracked brickwork, gaps around windows, and so on – if there are any issues, check with our Bristol Property Experts that they will be repaired before anybody moves in.

Inspect the inside

This feels obvious – of course you’ll be paying attention to the inside…right? 

It’s not quite as simple as just having a look around. See if there are any signs of dampness or condensation issues, such as mould or watermarks on the walls. Remember to check the corners of the rooms – high and low!

Parking and Traffic

Always ask what the parking arrangements are with the property and if it’s on-road parking, think about taking a drive around the area at the times you are likely to need to park.

Local area

One of our biggest top tips is to give yourself some time around the viewing to take a walk or drive around the local area. Check the coffee shops, the restaurants, where you’ll be grabbing the essentials at the end of the day. It can have a huge impact on where you end up!

Communal areas

Check if there are any communal areas such as a garden, entrance hall or stairwell.

Ask our Bristol Property Experts who is responsible and if there are any maintenance costs. Some properties have a service charge for the upkeep of

Happy house-hunting!

We hope you find just what you are looking for and if you’re searching for a property to rent in Bristol, you may be interested in some of our properties at The Letting Game.

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