Part of The Gazelle's Guide to Buying a House.

This is a list of every question you need to ask when looking at a property to buy.
It does not cover leases, mortgages or anything other than issues relating to whether this is the right house for you.
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Property Checklist

AREAEXTERNAL - check that the following are in good condition
  • External Walls
  • Drains
  • Guttering
  • External paintwork
  • Windows (look for signs of rot)
  • Roof How old is it, if it needs replacing, are you responsible) ?
  • INTERNAL - Age and condition ofROOMS - Check all rooms are large enoughSECURITYOTHER

    n.b.This is a work in progress.