Moving into a New Home - What to Look For
Moving into a new home is an exciting time for anyone. However, to ensure everything is to your satisfaction there are several important checks which you should make as a new homeowner. One Guarantee has put together a new home checklist with some useful moving tips.
During the construction process of your home, a number of surveys and assessments will have taken place prior to completion. These include building control surveys and technical audits at key stages of your home’s development, such as building the foundations. Each inspection will serve to ensure your house is built to the level of quality expected. That being said, there are several key areas of your home which you should review after moving in.
One Guarantee recommends you check the following:
- Baths, sinks and any other sanitary ware
- Kitchen fittings and worktops
- Wall tiling
- Glass and glazing to windows
- Fireplaces and any requested extras
- Carpets, floor tiling and laminated floors
- Common parts, stairways, lifts and landing areas (areas of flats and maisonettes)
If you are unhappy with any of the above areas, contact your developer immediately and keep a copy of all correspondences. It is important to remember that your developer is responsible for putting right any issues you experience within the first two years of moving into your new home. Additional rights to rectify problems within your home may be available through the applicable Consumer Code scheme.
One Guarantee provide Building Warranties and Latent Defects Insurance for residential and commercial property throughout the UK. For more information on our range of Structural Warranties, please get in touch by calling 01603 218288 or email us.