Things To Look Out For When Buying A Property

When buying a property, here are a few key things to look out for:


Consider the location carefully, how well do you know the area? Is everything convenient for your needs?


Determine your budget and stick to it. Consider not only the purchase price, but ongoing costs like utilities, maintenance and any obvious works you need to plan for.

Property Survey  

Hire a qualified surveyor to thoroughly inspect the property. Look for issues such as structural problems, water damage, electrical and plumbing issues and the overall condition of the property.

Resale Value  

Consider the property's resale potential. Look at projected property values in the area.

Costs of Repairs and Renovations  

Estimate the cost of necessary repairs and potential renovations. Consider whether these expenses fit within your budget and are worthwhile.

Home Insurance  

Investigate the cost and availability of homeowner's insurance for the property.

Future Development  

Research potential developments or construction projects in the area that might impact your property's value or quality of life.

Market Trends  

Keep an eye on current housing market conditions, trends, and future growth potential in the area.

We are here to help  

Buying a property is a significant financial and emotional decision, and it's important you take your time and do your due diligence. Working with Palmer & Partners, we can help you navigate the process and avoid potential pitfalls.

Contact Us  

Please feel free to contact any one of teams in Colchester, Ipswich, and Clacton. We look forward to hearing from you, helping you to sell and find your new home and everything else in between!