When you are selling your home and looking for a new one, it can be an incredibly exciting and stressful time for everyone in the family. One of the main things you will want to get done before putting your home on the market is getting a survey done by a professional. The reason for this is that they will be able to detect any issues in the home which could hinder your chances of getting a sale. To prepare your home for a survey there are several things you need to do.
Clear out clutter
When choosing a Chartered Surveyor will want to make sure that you get several quotes and make time to interview with them for the job. Once you have an appointment booked you will need to tidy your home. Think about where the most problems areas of your home are and make sure nothing obstructs them. Clear out your clutter and make sure your home is a blank canvas which a surveyor can assess properly.
The furniture in your home will take up a huge amount of room, but it is not this that makes you have to move them for an inspection. When a surveyor comes in he or she will want to check the walls inside and out for structure and pipework. You will need to make sure none of your furniture is touching the exterior walls of the house.
Clear window sills
The windowsill is a part of the home which can often have issues in different forms. One of the most common problems you might find with a
window sill is damp forming around the frame. If your home is always warm and the outside is cold, condensation builds up and can make the windows wet. If you don’t regularly dry it, mould will start to grow. When a surveyor comes over, make sure to clear the window sill of any plants and ornaments.
Clear away valuables
Even if your surveyor is the most trustworthy person in the world, you always want to stay on the safe side and make sure that they don't see any of your valuable items or treasured possessions. Just to be on the safe side, put it all away in a secure place out of sight.
Prepare the garden
The house is not the only place that will be checked during a full survey, your garden and entryways will also be checked for security and quality too. Take the time to wash your driveway, prune your flowers and make the garden look as tidy as you can. This will look good for you on the survey and it will also allow the surveyor to see the perimeter of the garden properly.
Once you have done everything on this list you are more than ready to welcome the surveyor into your home. Remember that if they bring up any small issues which need fixing, now is the time to get it done!