Before putting your home on the market, why not give your home an MOT and check everything is working as it should? Take time and look carefully for anything that could cause a red flag for potential buyers. In doing this, you’ll also hopefully avoid any unwelcome surprises from a survey report, which could hinder the selling of your property.
Here is what you can do to ensure your home is running smoothly:
Significant external problems can include guttering and drainage problems, a broken chimney pot or a leaking roof. All of which will also cause internal issues if not addressed. If your home is suffering from any of these, fixing the problem will make for a smoother sale. Because many external jobs require scaffolding, it’s a good idea to check and fix anything else whilst you have it.
Servicing Your Systems
If your heating system is slightly older, servicing and safety checking your boiler before a survey will let you know of any hidden problems and give you time to solve them before somebody else find them. Having the paperwork ready will save time and questions.
Surveying your own home for any DIY jobs that you can sort before a viewing or a survey is conducted is a worthwhile use of your time. Fixing and mending anything broken that will likely cause questions will make your home stand out and help the sale to proceed.
Although it will not necessarily arise in a survey report, thinking about and addressing energy issues can make your home much more appealing. Adding loft insulation and cavity wall insulation will lower bills and reduce your carbon footprint. However, do so with professional advice.