Things you should examine before you purchase condo

By Doherty • July 21st, 2011

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When you’re looking to buy condos, it is something that is really important that you properly check up on all the facilities that are offered in the house and you should do your checking really well and protect against any type of loss and error that you may have to suffer from. However there are many of things that you need to consider before you must go and check on the condo that you want to buy.

One of the first and major things that you should remember is what the condition of the electric fixtures of the home you are considering is. In addition to that, it’s also advisable to test out what is the state of the air conditioning and the heating units that are there inside the condominium that you’re looking at. It is not really difficult and the best thing is that you need to try and operate the oven and the heater or the air conditioner such that you can see how they’re functioning. Cranking the machines up on full will ensure that you will be able to catch any kind of error if there is any at all. This is going to allow you to fix all the problems if there are any with the condo properties you have short listed and ensure that you keep them back as they were.

As you are going to be staying there, you must also make sure that the plumbing of the whole home that you are inspecting is functioning. You can do this simply when you’re moving from one room to the other and check on the taps that are there in every room and ensure that you have the necessary pressure and the drainage is good and sufficient according to you. In the event that the condo plumbing has pressure that’s definitely not sufficient and is quite sluggish, then you can say that the plumbing is very little use in the condominiums. Along with that, make sure that you turn the lighting on, in all the rooms that you check and you should also carry your own light bulb that can work as a sort of a tester whereby you can plug it into the sockets that are available for you in the homes. Ensure that you check the electricity connections available in the kitchen and the bathroom which are very close to the water. There are chances that there may 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 one of the most crucial things however that you must test out as they are the most important frame works of your house. Make certain you should examine the issue of leaks and also the patches which may be present on the walls of the property because if they aren’t really corrected or spotted instantly, can lead to long term loss and damage in the condos. Aside from that, make certain you don’t forget to do the tilt test on the floor to make sure that the leveling off the floor is done correctly.

Apart from that, make sure that you carry out lots of checking for yourself because this would make sure that you are up to date with all the happenings as well as the situations with regards to costs and what is the kind 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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