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 Buyers Guide

Safety When Viewing Houses

When viewing houses, there are some common sense precautions which should be used.

Contacting the Vendor

  • When making an appointment, ask the vendor for:
    • Their name, address and phone number.
    • Which number you should contact them on at short notice should you need to cancel or change the appointment.
    • Directions to their house (check their HouseWeb advert for a map)

The Viewing

  • It is a good idea to take someone with you, not just for security, but also to get a second opinion.
  • If you can't take anyone with you, let either a friend, neighbour or relative know where and when you are going. Agree a time to contact them on your return.
  • If you can no longer make the appointment, let the vendor know straight away.
  • During the viewing, if for any reason your feel uneasy, simply make your excuses and leave. Don't feel pressured into staying. Listen to your instincts.
  • Let us know if you have an unpleasant experience.
For more general hints and tips about viewing houses, visit our Buyer's Guide to Viewing


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