Moving Home Checklist

Our house moving checklist will help you:

  • Figure out what to look for when on a property viewing
  • Avoid costly mistakes and help you negotiate a better price for the property
  • Save you time and hassle

If you would just like to print out our moving checklist for when you attend a viewing, then you can download the PDF's below.


Moving Checklist for Potential Issues

When you go on a viewing for your potentially new house, it's important to be aware of any issues that might affect the property.

Use our property checklist as a reminder to avoid any nasty or hidden issues.

Central Heating/Boiler

  • Has there been regular maintenance and servicing on the boiler?
  • Look for a date on the servicing sticker or booklet - is this within the last twelve months?


  • Check the fuse box to get an indication of how old the electrical circuits are
  • Check the condition of the sockets, old sockets may suggest the rest of the wiring is not up to date

Roof and Attic

  • Are there any missing, cracked, misaligned slates or tiles?
  • Do the gutters have any holes, do they appear solidly fixed, or are there signs of blockages?
  • Is the chimney leaning or bulging, or are there any signs of damage?
  • Can you get easy access to the attic space? If there is no ready access, it could indicate that the attic is not checked regularly
  • Are there any damp patches in the attic or around the house?


  • If there is a burglar alarm, is it remotely monitored, and does it have a maintenance contract?
  • Are there smoke alarms installed and do they work?


  • Check the attic for any sign of wasp nests?
  • Look for teeth marks on boxes or bags in the attic and mouse droppings


  • Do the windows fit properly within their frames? Any gaps could cause rattling and indicate a bodged job
  • Check for any misting within double glazed units as this indicates the seal is damaged
  • Check whether the windows which open are lockable, and check whether any have been painted shut


  • Check the locks on all the doors to the property to ensure they are secure and have been correctly installed
  • Do the door and/or window locks have keys, and if so how many sets?


  • Are there any signs of damp patches under the radiator valves or are they rusty?
  • Are there any signs of rust on the radiators themselves?


  • Look out for patches of damp or mould - whilst these could be a result of a temporary leak, they may indicate something more serious
  • New patches of paint, plaster or strips of wallpaper may be hiding a problem


  • Check outside for smells from any drains - this may indicate that there is a blockage or other problem
  • Check that any drain covers are secure and don't have any cracks
  • Check to see whether the drains have become clogged with leaves

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