You have finally come to the hard conclusion of selling the house. But then, it is only if you have not lived in a place for a long time will you be casual with the sale of your home. If you have made and shared fond memories in the house, selling it becomes a difficult thing to do. 

However, making your appeal to building surveys before selling can be a grueling task. One of the reasons it is difficult is that many people do not know what the building surveyor looks out for. With a fair understanding of what these professionals check for, you can improve the quality of your property’s appeal. Here are some of the things you need to improve on in your property, seeing that they are often the content of a building surveyor’s checklist. 

Roof Coverings 

Before the arrival of the land surveyor to the house you have listed, you need to ensure that some parts of the property are in perfect condition. One of the places you need to monitor is the roof coverings. You need to ensure that they are properly sealed without any opening. How does water flow down from the roof? You need to ensure that when it rains, there is no form of entering from the roof. 

Sheds and Garages 

Furthermore, check the outside sheds and garages for any issues before the building surveyor comes to inspect. You must have a building checklist that will guide you when improving your property. Some of the areas you need to check are as follows:

  • Attic space
  • Hallway
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing situation of the property
  • InsulationBedrooms
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Septic tanks


With the proper maintenance of these areas, your house could sell even faster. Here is a caveat, ensure that you make all the repairs before the building surveyor comes to inspect the house. Whether there are electrical problems or the plumbing situation is messy in the house. Try to get these sorted. How’s the kitchen? Many people go straight into the kitchen and the living room after seeing the surroundings of the home they want to buy. You have to make sure the living room and the kitchen are in perfect order. 

Be Proactive 

When you follow the checklist, you become more proactive than reactive. Imagine having to start repairing the issue in the house when you should have sold it already. It sets you back a lot. To avoid these issues, make a good and thorough sweep of the whole house pinpointing the areas that have been highlighted above. 

Your job is to make the building as appealing as it can be, more or less like the first time you walked into the place yourself. 


In conclusion, you don’t have to delay selling the house once these criteria are met. Ensure that you are on good terms with the building surveyor and the other professionals. Your goal is to sell the house as quickly as possible. Plus, you want a great deal for the house; therefore, getting it into the best shape possible is imperative. The tips that have been discussed in this article will help you.