There are many reasons to fall in love with the magical island located near the Mediterranean coast. The Cypriot hospitality and culture, along with the blooming business activities, make it an overwhelming experience for tourists and locals. Cyprus has a lot to offer to its residents and foreign investors. However, like any other place, if you’re buying a property in beautiful Cyprus, you’re just not cracking the deal until you inspect the property thoroughly.
Is it important to inspect properties in Cyprus?
Relying solely on a property-inspector can be risky since they may not be very honest with their work and might miss some property flaws. Therefore personally examining a property before you pay for it is very crucial. In case you skip the inspection process while purchasing the property, you can not complain about any pre-existing issue in it. Moreover, the repairing/renovation of the pre-existing issue can be costly and time-consuming.
Tips For Property Inspection
Here are tips for inspecting properties in Cyprus to make sure they don’t miss out
A thorough overview of the exterior
The exterior of a property does not only mean the facade, but it also includes the basics such as a rooftop, chimney, windows, and all the bigger exteriors. The buyer must make sure the chimney is not cracking and does not need re-pointing. The rooftop is solid and not cracked or falling from anywhere. Most buyers tend to skip the exterior and focus on the property’s inside, which is a bad idea. Make sure you inspect every nook and corner of the exterior to avoid any hassles in the future.
Basement- the critical area
The basement comes next. If you see, all the necessary components are located in the basement, including the pipelines, heating system, and electrical panels. Any critical fault can easily be caught right from the basement. Make sure you check it out comprehensively.
Look out for suspicious fixes
A freshly painted wall or a patched floor could be concealing some major issues. Even though this is not common, if you find a part of the floor or a single wall freshly painted, you must ask about it. The seller is likely trying to cover-up some flaws in the property.
You must check the switches and points in-person to ensure there is no fault. If you find any light flickering, then an electrical issue must be questioned and addressed before buying the property.
Mouldy patches and seepage
You should look for water damage and a sagging ceiling in the property. Moulds can be dangerous to your health and cause some serious allergies in people with a weak immune system. Moreover, the water damaged ceilings can start to stink over time.
Do not rush to close the deal with the seller unless you find the house free of malfunctions from both inside and outside. Ask the seller to compensate for any fault in the property before purchasing the property. I hope these tips will be helpful for you in the inspection of the property.