When viewing a property, there are numerous factors to consider to ensure you make an informed decision. Use our Viewing a House Checklist to help.

Read our new, updated Viewing a House 30 Point Checklist for everything you need to do in preparation for a house viewing. Or, better still, print out a copy to take with you on every viewing. Keep reading or just skip to the end and download the printable version.




  • Consider the neighbourhood, proximity to schools, shopping centres, public transport, and other amenities
  • Assess the safety of the area, including crime rates and lighting at night.
  • Check the property’s orientation to determine how much sunlight it receives throughout the day.
  • Pay attention to any noise from nearby roads, railways, or commercial areas.
  • Check the quality of internet and mobile network coverage in the area.
  • Inquire about any upcoming construction or development plans nearby.
  • Note the availability of parks, gyms, community centres, etc.
  • Check the property’s zoning restrictions and future development potential.
  • Check the availability and condition of parking spaces or garages.
  • If applicable, learn about the Homeowners association (HOA) regulations and fees.


Amenities and Utilities:


  • Turn on taps and flush toilets to check water pressure and drainage.
  • Test lights, sockets, and appliances to ensure the electrical system is functioning well.
  • Check for proper ventilation in kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas.
  • Inquire about insulation to gauge energy efficiency and comfort.
  • Assess the effectiveness and energy efficiency of the heating and cooling systems.
  • Look for security systems, locks, and overall safety measures.
  • Inquire about water supply sources and drainage systems.
  • Look for energy-efficient features like double-glazed windows or solar panels.

Property Layout:


  • Assess the storage space available in the property.
  • Measure the rooms to ensure your furniture will fit comfortably.
  • Consider the flow and layout of the property to see if it meets your needs.
  • Evaluate the amount of natural light entering each room.

Property Condition:


  • Inspect the condition of the building’s exterior, including the roof, walls, windows, and doors.
  • Look at the landscaping, lawn, and garden areas for maintenance and potential issues.
  • Examine the overall structural integrity of the property.
  • Check for damp spots, mould, or water damage.
  • Ask about any repairs or renovations done in the past and their quality.
  • Look for any signs of damage or issues with floors, walls and ceilings.
  • Keep an eye out for any signs of pests or rodents.
  • Check the condition and age of included appliances and fittings.


modern end of terrace house in north London


Remember, taking notes and pictures during the viewing can help you compare properties later and make a well-informed decision. It’s also a good idea to get a professional inspection to identify any hidden issues before making an offer.


Good luck with your viewings!


Why not download our printable Viewing a House Checklist