Decoration alone is not sufficient to meet your sale price expectations or rental yield? Then you’re probably into more extensive refurbishment and renovation. So what should you tackle first to get the greatest return on your investment and make it a tempting proposition for potential owners or tenants?
When you’re planning and tightening your budget, the last thing you want to do is spend money unnecessarily on your home – so it’s worth researching first which home improvements will boost your home’s value and which jobs will devalue your house. That way, every penny spent will be spent wisely.
Depending on the size of the building and whether roofing work needs to be done, a loft conversion Chelmsford can take as little as 3 weeks or as long as 3-4 months. It all depends on the work that needs to be done, so be prepared for unexpected delays.
From the outset you should have a lawyer. If you do not have one the agent will be able to recommend one to you. Preferably you will want them to recommend several so that you can make a more informed choice. It is my recommendation that you never use an in-house lawyer supplied by an agency. These lawyers will be beholden to the estate agent and will be more likely to side with them in the case of a dispute. Remember they are reliant on that agency for business.
The roof pitch for two story extensions must also match the roof pitch of the existing property as should the eaves and ridge height. No Extension should be any higher than the existing height of the property, be it a single storey extension or a double extension..
What sort of property are you looking for? Are you looking to be in an urbanisation out of town or would you rather be in the centre of town? Are you looking at an apartment, townhouse or villa? Be as specific or as open as possible to the choices. But these options will be reflect in the sales prices.
A dormer is an add-on to the roof. They are popular as they add on space and more head room. The back dormer usually runs across most of the back of the house. This can create an incredible amount of living space.
Don’t forget security though. Make sure you have a very good lock on your door, and it’s wise, if you use a computer or other expensive equipment in there, to move them into the house at night.