How to buy a house? - News about real estate, Kiev, Kyiv region. Real Estate In Ukraine
If you want to buy a house, you should know that the seller's obligation is to conduct a General inspection of the house and providing the buyer requests a specific report. Typically, the transaction of purchase and sale is not considered to be certified as long as the buyer is not familiar with this report and will not take it.In any case, the examination of this kind should be carried out by an experienced engineer to assess the strength and performance characteristics of the house, making the appropriate report. The buyer is entitled to discuss with the person who conducted the inspection, calling into question any assessment of the latter. In addition, the buyer has the right to submit your own architect or engineer for inspection at your expense.A typical inspection consists of the following: Certification environment of building: a large vegetable planting, driveways, patios, retaining walls. inspection of the plumbing system. the appearance of the building: Foundation, plinth, walls, painting, doors, Windows, glazing, shutters, porch and external inspection for the presence of mold or cracks. Check the roof, including the spires and domes, railings, fencing, state of the roof, chimneys and drainage structures (gutters and downspouts). Inspect kitchens including built-in cabinets, flooring, sinks, plumbing fixtures, and other equipment, and built-in units. Check power supply systems (excluding wires or cables in concealed manner or in very remote places): switches, sockets, fuses, meters, grounding systems and lightning rods. the Equipment of the heating system, including ventilation ducts, water heaters, fans, and other devices associated with this system. examination of the basement (especially the condition of the Foundation in it), drainage systems, floor beams, the presence of damp and mould. Check plumbing: toilets, bathtubs, sinks, showers, Laundry equipment, water pressure in the system, the sewage, impenetrable tanks, pumps, coupling hoses and a water-storage system. Inspection of the attic. Pay special attention to leaks, ventilation devices, for fire safety, to ladders, to flues, insulation, pipes, rafters. System, security and fire alarm systems. General Inspection of the home's interior: ceilings, walls, floor, painting or otherwise coating the walls, Windows, stoves, fireplaces, carpeting, room equipment, heating systems, electrical switches and sockets, door springs, locks, handles, stairs, flooring.If you are interested in some specific features of this house, but you do it just to satisfy my own curiosity, without resorting to the help of the engineer or inspector, you can get the necessary data from other sources. For example, it is more than likely that the local firm providing utility services, will conduct a free inspection of heating systems, water heaters and other equipment, energy sources for which are electricity, natural gas, propane or oil.