It’s normal to be excited when buying a hot property in Malta as this is not something you do every day. One may very well get carried away and purchase real estate and realise later that they have overlooked the fact that the property had latent damages or hidden defects not visible to the layman’s eye, which could, a year down the line, turn your life completely upside down.
It’s normal to be excited when buying a property for sale in Malta as this is not something you do every day. One may very well get carried away and purchase real estate and realise later that they have overlooked the fact that the property had latent damages or hidden defects not visible to the layman’s eye, which could, a year down the line, turn your life completely upside down.
What you thought might have been a house you’d like to settle in for a substantial number of years turns out to be a property you may want to get rid of just after a few years. And what’s the cause for such a decision?
On purchasing a hot property for sale in Malta, many – especially if they are first time buyers in Malta – fail to anticipate certain little defects that may turn out to be greater defects later on or hidden costs. This is due to lack of experience and the fact that you did not consult an architect which is always recommended when buying a property in Malta or anywhere else for that matter. Read more about how an architect can help you when buying property in Malta.
Rain water gradually seeping through your ceilings will eventually create humidity leading to mould, and as a result may ruin most of your furniture, and most of all can create health problems such as asthma.
There is at least one property owner I am aware of that had problems on purchasing his first property in Malta. It turned out later that the contractor responsible for laying the membrane did a nasty job, leaving repercussions for the new homeowner to face. Although the building contractors are liable for any damages due to negligence, facing this scenario can be avoided by following a few simple steps.
Bringing in a professional to make sure that the property is structurally sound is a common practice. Home owners or even a contractor may not even be aware of these defects and therefore you should never feel uncomfortable for looking after your own interests.
Let’s face it, if you purchase a car, you don’t ask its owner to dismantle the car’s engine beforehand – you take the car to your mechanic:
Hiring a professional Malta real estate agent is always recommended when selling or buying real estate in Malta. You will be able to draw on their experience and they should assist you during this purchasing process through:
Learn more how a professional real estate agent with RE/MAX can simplify the buying procedure when deciding to buy a property for sale in Malta or Gozo.