House Hunting Checklist

When viewing a house, you should use this list and a list of your own personal requirements to decide if the property is suitable.

 

Location

Is it in our preferred location?

Yes

No

Is it within walking distance of our preferred location?

Yes

No

Is it on a bus route?

Yes

No

Does it have off road parking?

Yes

No

Do I need a parking permit?

Yes

No

Outside

Is there a working TV aerial?

Yes

No

Does the house look well-maintained?

Yes

No

Is there a window cleaner?

Yes

No

Who is responsible for the garden?

Yes

No

Are all of the bins present?

Yes

No

When are the bins collected?

Yes

No

Inside

Is the inside in good decorative order?

Yes

No

Are there any signs of damp/mould (check ceilings & corners)?

Yes

No

What is the heating system?

Yes

No

Is there a valid Gas Safety Certificate (if relevant)?

Yes

No

Is there a valid electrical certificate?

Yes

No

Are there fixed smoke detectors throughout the house?

Yes

No

Are they mains wired?

Yes

No

Is there a carbon monoxide detector?

Yes

No

Is it mains wired?

Yes

No

Is a vacuum cleaner provided?

Yes

No

What items are provided in the kitchen?

Yes

No

Does it come furnished?

Yes

No

Is the furniture in good condition?

Yes

No

Are the facilities enough for those in the house?

Yes

No

Do the bedrooms match your preference?

Yes

No