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inspecting a house

Finding the right room or property can be pretty stressful. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Location

How close is it to your campus, shops and other places that are important to you? If it’s not close by, is it walking distance to public transport?

Property condition

  • Does the property smell fresh and clean, or musty and dirty?
  • Are the walls clean and freshly painted, or dirty and peeling?
  • Are the sink, stove and cupboards clean?
  • Does the kitchen have an exhaust fan?
  • Are the blinds and curtains clean and functioning?
  • Is the bathroom clean? Is there any mould?
  • Is there an exhaust fan near the shower? Does it work?
  • Is the toilet clean and working properly?
  • Can you open all the windows? Are any broken?
  • Is there at least one good fly-screen on the window of each main room?
  • Are all the wardrobe doors working?
  • Can you see any evidence of a leaking window or roof, or any water damage form under the front or back door?
  • Are there security screen doors on the front and back doors? Are they working properly?
  • Are there functioning deadlocks on the external doors?
  • Are there functioning smoke detectors?

You might find it handy to use this printable checklist when you’re inspecting properties.