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10 Things to Remember When Viewing a Property

If you’re in the process of searching for your dream home, you’ve probably already started attending viewings. But with all the excitement of finally seeing potential properties in person, it’s easy to forget important details that you should look out for when viewing a property. To make sure you don’t forget anything, here are 10 things you should always remember when viewing a property.

  1. Check the Exterior – Before entering a property, take some time to check out the exterior and make sure everything looks in order. Are there any signs of damage or decay? Are there any areas where repairs need to be made? Also look at the roof, windows, and doors to ensure they are all in good condition.
  2. Check for Signs of Pest Infestation – Take a close look around any potential property for signs of pest infestation such as droppings or damaged woodwork. You may also want to ask if the house has been treated recently by an exterminator to ensure no pests will be present after moving in.
  3. Test Out All Appliances – Make sure all appliances—including washing machines, dishwashers, and refrigerators—are working properly before signing on the dotted line. Test them out during your viewing so that you can avoid any nasty surprises down the road!
  4. Test Out All Fixtures & Fittings – Don’t forget about testing out other fittings such as taps and showers/baths. Not only will this give you an idea of how well they work but it could also help identify any potential problems that need fixing before buying or renting a property.
  5. Look For Cracks & Leaks – Keep an eye out for any cracks or leaks throughout the house that may indicate structural issues that need repairing before moving in..
  6. Check For Adequate Ventilation– Make sure there is adequate insulation throughout each room and also check windows and vents to ensure they are not blocked off causing ventilation issues which can lead to dampness over time if not dealt with quickly enough! A
  7. Look At The Garden Area – Check out both front gardens (if applicable) and back gardens to get an idea of what kind of outdoor space is available with this particular property; this could help determine whether it would be suitable for entertaining guests or even growing plants/vegetables etcetera over summer months! Look closely at fences too; make sure they are sturdy enough not just now but also into future years as well as being aesthetically pleasing both indoors and outdoors!
  8. Consider Energy Efficiency Ratings – Ask about energy efficiency ratings for each room including heating systems such as boilers/radiators etcetera; these ratings can be very helpful when evaluating how much money could potentially be saved on utility bills over time due its energy efficient nature! This could end up making a big difference financially so always keep this factor in mind while viewing different properties – especially those with older construction models than newer ones built more recently (which tend to have higher energy efficiency ratings). – all of our property adverts contain an EPC graph so take note!
  9. Take Measurements– Take measurements of each room so that you can plan ahead furniture placement before actually moving into your new home; this’ll help save time later down the line since furniture doesn’t necessarily fit perfectly into every single place without some forethought beforehand!
  10. Pay Attention To Lighting– Lighting plays an important role in setting atmosphere so pay attention to natural lighting from windows/doors plus artificial lighting from lamps/other sources too; good lighting can drastically improve how comfortable people feel inside their homes so it’s definitely worth checking out ahead of time rather than after full commitment has already been made!

Finding your perfect home isn’t always easy but knowing what details to look for during viewings can help make sure you don’t miss anything important along the way! So next time you attend a property viewing keep these ten points in mind – from inspecting exterior features like roofs/windows etcetera through interior items like insulation levels plus energy efficiency ratings right up until paying attention towards natural+artificial light sources present inside each room – then hopefully finding ‘the one’ won’t seem quite so difficult afterwards anymore! Good luck with your search – happy hunting everyone!!

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Flat Hunting? How to Find the Perfect Place to Call Home

Are you flat hunting and feeling overwhelmed with all the options out there? Finding the right flat to rent isn’t as hard as it seems – it just takes a bit of patience and knowledge. With these tips, you’ll be able to find the perfect place for your new home.

Location is Key
The most important factor when looking for a flat is location. When you think about where you want to live, consider how close your chosen neighbourhood is to your workplace, local amenities and public transport. Also take into account crime rates and noise levels in that area. If possible, visit the neighbourhood at different times of day so that you can get an accurate picture of what living there would be like.

Set Your Budget
Before beginning your search for a flat, make sure that you are familiar with what kind of rent budget you have available in order to narrow down your choices. It’s also important to ensure that any potential rental won’t break the bank – put aside money for bills and other expenses before signing a contract. Remember that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is!

Look Online
Nowadays, most people use online listings such as Rightmove or Zoopla when searching for flats. However, don’t forget about offline sources such your local letting agents who may know of properties not yet listed online.

Also try our website where you’ll find all of our currently available properties!

So there you have it – three key steps on how to find the perfect place to call home when flat hunting! Location is key, so make sure that the neighbourhood fits your lifestyle and needs; set a realistic budget; and look both online and offline for advertisements so that all possibilities are explored! Good luck with your search!

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Saint Patrick But Were Afraid To Ask

Whether you’re Irish or not, Saint Patrick is a national holiday that’s well-known around the world. But how did this day become a global celebration? What do we know about Saint Patrick himself? Let’s take an in depth look at the life of this saintly figure and learn more about his legacy.

A Multifaceted Life
Saint Patrick was born in Britain around AD 385 into a wealthy family. He was kidnapped by Irish raiders at the age of 16, however, and spent 6 years as a slave in Ireland. During this time he became deeply religious, eventually escaping and returning to Britain. He then studied to become a priest and returned to Ireland as a missionary in AD 432, where he began converting people to Christianity. He established monasteries throughout the country and worked tirelessly for 30 years until his death in AD 461.

The Legend of the Shamrock
One of Saint Patrick’s most enduring legends is that of the shamrock. As an easy way to explain the concept of Christianity’s Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) Saint Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock as an example – with each leaf representing one part of the trinity. This symbolic gesture has been remembered for centuries, and has now become an integral part of St Patrick’s Day celebrations around the world!

The Celebration Continues The true story behind Saint Patrick’s Day may be shrouded in legend, but it remains celebrated each year on March 17th throughout Ireland – and beyond! Everywhere from Dublin to New York City celebrates this holiday with parades, music events and plenty of green beer! For many people, it’s also seen as a day that celebrates all things Irish – its culture, traditions, food and drink – so why not join in on all the festivities? #GoGreen!
Conclusion: Saint Patrick may have died over 1500 years ago but his legacy lives on through St Patricks Day celebrations across the world every March 17th! From shamrocks to parades there’s something for everyone so grab your favorite pint o’ Guinness and get ready for some serious celebrating! Sláinte! (Cheers!)