As a home-owner, I now realise how naive/unfamiliar with buying a house I was. Some of the things we thought to investigate were obvious enough - but there were so many other things we never considered or didn’t realise at the time. I’m keen to know what other people think.
Here’s a couple we did consider and some we didn’t:
- lift up the shower mat placed in the shower, as according to the real estate agent it was too big - when in fact it was hiding the broken shower base and the significant water damage from leakage.
- approved building permits for neighboring properties. We never considered the old factory next to use was going to be torn down, and a 4-story development built (to the boundary). As a result we lost all natural light into our bathrooms and need to install expensive solar panels.