Bought a home? But before moving-in, a walk through is very important so that you do not face a problem in the long run. A proper inspection of your residential property will enlighten you with all the small or big problems you may have to face later. While buying a house, check all the problematic aspects fro m the outside as well as inside. Make sure there are no cracks in the walls, no other external damage to the property.
If you are moving into a rented apartment, see that all amenities promised to you are made available.
Check if the water supply to your apartment is on.
Make sure that the electrical supply and meter are functional.
The electrical gadgets like heaters or the gas supply are in proper working condition.
These are some important things that you have to check. You may be buying the property directly from the builder or through a broker or renting it out. You must see that whatever was offered to you at the time of buying/leasing is actually available and functional. Once you take over the property then it becomes very difficult to get things done because you have moved in lock, stock and barrel. Hence getting repair jobs done and fixing the nitty-gritty stuff becomes a problem.
A new apartment or a second sale or leases both have problems. Make a checklist, go through each and every room, see what needs fixing and write it down. Inspect properly. Maybe in one room the walls need a coat of paint or the bathroom faucet needs fixing or the kitchen cabinets need a final touch or the floors may pose problems or the sliding window is stuck or you may need an awning or a balcony to keep the rains out, so on and so forth.
So go alone or with your partner and spend some time trying to figure out what has to be done. Take your time, be stress free because what you do now before moving in will save you big time in the long run. After all, you have paid for the home, so what not get what has been rightfully promised to you. Inspecting the house beforehand will save you from all the troubles when you move into your home with all your stuff.
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