Attending an open for inspection can be a daunting task for anyone, no matter how experienced you are.
Don’t let the styled décor sway you too much, there’s more to your new home than just how much you love or hate the interior.
Remember to look at the building itself as much as you look at things like the layout of the kitchen and whether or not there’s an en-suite. If you’re serious about buying the property it pays to be thorough and a few simple maintenance checks can sometimes make the difference between buying your dream house and stepping into a costly nightmare.
If you’re ever in doubt, contact a qualified building inspector to put your mind at rest, but this list is a good place to start when looking for potential problems – and avoiding some hassles down the line.