Looking at potential properties, organising house viewings and setting your own budget limit can be daunting for first time buyers, particularly if you are planning on moving to a new place for the first time, but it is a key part of stepping onto that first rung of the property ladder. As one of the most important investments you can make in your lifetime, you will want to make sure that the house you are looking at is certainly right for your needs. You also want to make sure that there are no hidden defects which may need refurbishments, as these can quickly eat into your budget and leave you with little left for other renovations.
A professional surveyor will be able to provide first time buyers with all the useful information they need to make sure you are not left in the lurch when it comes to buying a property. Whether your property is new or old, modern or historical, a small cottage or a larger property, a professional surveyor will conduct a fully detailed, in depth survey with the purpose of providing you with all the relevant information you need on that particular property. Take a look at how you can help to choose the perfect Newquay property for your first home.
Detailed Survey to Identify Defects
By requesting the assistance of a professional surveyor in the form of a building condition report of other survey, you are protecting yourself against any nasty surprises later on in the process of buying the property. A detailed report will contain information on the condition of the property in question as well as listing any and all potential or major defects found in the property. Advice may be given on what can be done to repair these defects along with an approximation of the costs required to make these repairs.
These surveys are essential for anyone planning to buy a home. If you purchase a home without a survey and then find hidden defects that require repairs, you have no security and will have to pay out of pocket some hundreds, potentially even thousands of pounds in reparations. With an in depth survey these defects are highlighted before they become a problem, or they give you the option of backing out of the sale entirely, in light of recent events. They really are worth the money and provide a lot of useful advice for first time buyers.
Location Specific Defects
For Newquay properties, as you are near the coast, it is important that specific care is taken into account when looking at damp and mould. With rising sea levels, some coastal properties are more at risk of rising damp and flooding, so it is important that your property does not show signs of weakness in this area. A strong and stable property is always going to fetch a higher price on the property market, but it will be well worth it as the cost of removing damp once it has settled in can be extremely steep.
The Benefits of Buying Property in Newquay
Coastal towns are often quite popular with holidaymakers, tourists and the retirement sector, with Newquay being no exception, however Newquay has also found popularity all year round with young people who cannot afford large mortgages, making it ideal for first time buyers. Newquay also has a wide range of attractions for visitors and residents of all ages. With diving available, several fun parks and a number of activities across the coast line, Newquay is great all year round. For a first property in the UK you’d be hard pressed to find better.
While going through the selection process can take a long time and it may seem like a large task at first, it is important that you do all the relevant research instead of simply jumping into a decision rashly. If you are in a stable position and you are planning on potentially living in this new house for the rest of your life, it will do you good to take your time with your decision. It is likely going to be one of the biggest decisions you will make and should not be taken lightly. Make sure you are absolutely sure and happy before you proceed. Best of luck to you.
Article provided by Hocking Associates, an independent firm of Chartered Surveyors based in Falmouth carrying out building surveys and other services throughout the majority and Cornwall.