Things to examine before buying a condo

By Doherty • May 21st, 2011
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When you are thinking of buying condos, it is something that is very important that you properly examine all of the facilities that are available in the house and you have to do your checking really well and prevent any type of loss and error that you may have to suffer. However there are many of things that you ought to bear in mind before you must go and check on the condo that you want to buy.

One of the very first and crucial things that you ought to remember is what the state of the electric fixtures of the home you are considering is. Along with that, it’s also advisable to test out what is the state of the air conditioner and the heating units that are there inside the condominium that you are considering. It isn’t really complicated and the best thing is that you ought to try and use the oven and the heater or the air conditioner so that you can know how they’re working. Cranking the machines up on full will make sure that you will be able to find any type of error if there is any at all. This is going to enable you to deal with all the problems if there are any with the condo properties you have short listed and make sure that you keep them back as they were.

Since you will be staying there, you need to make sure that the plumbing of the entire place that you’re inspecting is working. You can do this simply when you’re going from one room to the other and check on the taps that are there in each individual room and ensure that you have the required pressure and the drainage is good and sufficient according to you. If you find that the condominium plumbing has pressure that’s really not up to the mark and is somewhat sluggish, you’ll be able to say that the plumbing is very little use in the condos. Along with that, make certain you turn the lights on, in every one of the rooms that you examine and you must also bring your own light bulb intended to act as a kind of a tester whereby you will be able to plug it into the electrical sockets that exist for you in the homes. Make sure that you look at the electricity connections available in the kitchen and the bathroom which are very close to the water. There are chances that there could be a few errors in the condos electrical circuitry and if you’re not sure then do not go ahead and buy.

The walls and the ceilings are among the most crucial things however that you must test out as they are the most crucial frame works of your property. Make certain you should examine the issue of leakages and the patches which may be present on the walls of the property as if they are not truly fixed or spotted right away, can lead to long term loss as well as damage in the condominiums. Aside from that, make sure that you do not forget to do the tilt test on the floor to make sure that the leveling off the floor is done properly.

Other than that, ensure that you do a lot of checking for yourself since this would make sure that you are current with all of the happenings as well as the situations when it comes to costs and what is the sort of features and services that you can look out for from the side of the owner of the condo that you want to buy from.

 

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