By Stan Dickens, Villa Surveyors
Congratulations for taking action to make sure of a seamless sale of your home! As a Chartered Surveyor undertaking home inspectors in Spain and Portugal, I am aware of the value of a simple and straightforward inspection procedure. Here is a list of dos and don’ts to assist you in being as prepared as possible for your home inspection so that it goes as trouble free as possible.
1. Clean and declutter:
Start by cleaning your home thoroughly. A clean and clutter-free space allows the inspector to easily access all areas and identify any potential issues. Pay special attention to commonly scrutinised areas like the kitchen, bathrooms, and utility rooms.
2. Provide necessary access:
3. Clear the perimeter:
4. Organize documentation:
5. Test your systems:
1. Hide potential issues:
2. Overlook small repairs:
3. Forget to check safety features:
4. Leave pets unattended:
5. Rush the process:
By following these dos and don’ts, you can help make a home inspection experience a smooth and successful one. Remember, preparation is key, and being proactive in addressing any potential issues beforehand will save you time and stress in the long run. Good luck with your home inspection, and feel free to reach out to the author (Stan Dickens of Villa Surveyors) if you have any further questions or concerns.