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Checklist before buying/renting property
Property is a big expense, whether you're buying or renting. Never trust pictures alone, or what someone else says – you should always go and inspect the property thoroughly yourself.
Here's a short checklist of what to look for before signing any contracts:
What is the condition of the place – is it clean?
Are the taps, toilets and drains in good working order?
Do the lights, plugs and electrical equipment work properly?
Is there evidence of leaks (water stains, peeling paint or damp patches)?
Do the windows and doors open and close easily?
Are there keys for all the doors and gates?
What is the condition of the paintwork?
If you're renting, who is responsible for maintaining what (e.g., must you maintain the garden)?
If things are wrong with the place you want to rent or buy, make a list of all the faults and ask the owner or landlord to fix them before you sign anything, because once you've signed an agreement it's legally binding.