Make sure you view the property more than once and ideally at different times of the day. As well as viewing the property itself, make sure you have a good walk around the general area to get an understanding of traffic, parking etc. Ideally try and take someone with you; it’s always great to have someone to bounce ideas off and ask for a second opinion.
Assess the building condition; even if property is big enough and the layout works for you, there are other signs to consider first. Particularly in an older property, try and have a good walk around the outside looking at the brickwork for any cracking and if possible, the roof for any slipped tiles.
Don’t be afraid to ask any questions; whether the owner or the agent is showing you around, if they don’t know the answers there and then, ask them to come back to you.
Ask what fixtures and fittings the owners will be leaving. Don’t ever assume things like carpets, curtains and curtain poles will be included! If the sellers leaving items such as these is crucial to you, make sure you mention it to the agent when putting forward your offer.