Hi all, does anyone have a house/new build/apartment buying checklist they want to share?
I was thinking about things like:
We could collect this information into excel file and pin a link to it.
Neighbours? Nearby social houses?
Parking for at least 2 cars.
Is the area hooked up to broadband?
Good public transport if applicable.
Because my budget at the time covered two choices - wrecks or 1 bed apartments (and I wasn't buying a 1 bed apartment), my checklist was
1: Cable broadand. Now there's fibre options, actual fibre would be fine too (SIRO/NBI/Eir FTTH not "efibre")
2: Gas available
3: Not wooden windows. Wanted double glazed, had to settle for mostly aluminium single glazing but at least they didn't leak/have draughts
That was after the house being actually habitable, of course. Although the smell - from dog piss soaked lino that was reefed out immediately - did call that in to question!
Thanks guys, that are some great points. I also found that some places I rented would have really substandard water pressure so I might add that to the list as well. I'll collate this info and add some links to it as well where more info can be found soon.
Management company fees
Public transport links
Future Local planning- viewed a house that had planning for massive road next to it.