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Here’s what Could Be Decreasing the Value of your Home

If you feel as though the value of your home is being decreased or if you know that your property has problems, then it’s important to get this sorted as soon as you can. If you don’t then you may end up with even worse problems in the future, and this is the last thing that you need if you are thinking about putting your property on the market anytime soon.

Japanese Knotweed

This is a horribly invasive plant and if you have it in your garden then you may need to hire an expert. The plant may seem harmless but if you leave it then it may even make your home un-mortgageable. The main reason for this is because the roots can grow up to 3 meters deep and they grow wide too. It’s very easy for the plant to grow underneath your property, or even through your wall cavities. This is the last thing that you need if you are thinking about selling up soon, so take your time and make sure that you eliminate the problem at its source.

Structural Damage

When you live in a property, you might not notice cracks in the foundation or even damp patches. Buyers and surveyors however, will. You have to make sure that you address any kind of structural issues and you also have to make your estate agent aware of any problems that you might have had in the past.

Bad Wiring

If you have a very old property, then there’s a high chance that it needs to be re-wired. This can be an expensive job to say the least but when it’s been done, it can boost the value significantly. If you want to try and get your home re-wired then you need to hire a qualified electrician. When you do, they will be able to install new sockets for you and they may even be able to advise you on the best way for you to kickstart your project.

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Unfashionable Furnishings

Sure, orange wallpaper and shag carpets might have been at the height of fashion at one point, but that simply isn’t the case anymore. You have to make sure that you eliminate anything that is out of date and you also need to revive any tired paintwork too. This will help you to make the home look way more modern and it will also help you to focus on the finer details too.

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Bad Neighbors

You may have the nicest house on the entire street, but if you have bad neighbors then this could put off any potential buyers. If you have had problems with your neighbors in the past, then you may need to disclose this to your estate agent, and this is especially the case if you have been to court over it. This can devalue your home and there isn’t much that you can do about this, other than trying to resolve the issue so you can explain to your potential buyer when they come to your property.

 

 

 

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