Buying a property in Mallorca can mark a significant milestone in your life and drastically improve your quality of life, especially if you are investing in a holiday home or if you are buying your first home. Most buyers have a pre-thought-out list of structural or geographical features which they are looking for, such as, the size of the garden, how many bedrooms it has and what views it offers. However, many forget to check what lies under the surface, it’s important to carefully analyse the property and watch out for any imperfections which it may have. At Pollentia Properties, the real estate agency in Pollensa we have many years of experience in the sector, so we will be telling you some things to watch out for when buying a property in Mallorca. Keep reading for all the information!
One thing which you may not pay much attention to but that is a very important structural element is the roof on a property. With apartments this isn’t something which you will need to focus on, however when buying a house or villa in Mallorca it is important to check if the roof needs repairing or if it is damaged, as if left in a poor state will cost a lot of money in the long run. Another very important structural element to look for when surveying the property is to check if the walls are strong and don’t show any deep cracks or have damp for example, identifying these issues early on can help to save you a lot of money.
When viewing a new home for the first time, you are seeing a blank canvas, dreaming of the possibilities which this property could hold, and you can become lost in the excitement of the process. It’s important to take a step back and focus on the finer details. If the property has been recently painted and has an attractive interior décor it may lead you to think that the property is in good condition, however this may be a tactic to conceal or draw attention away from less desirable features of the home.
Another aesthetic to watch out for is things such as air conditioning or heating units if they are already installed in the property. Having a reliable heating and air conditioning in your new property is a fantastic bonus, however its important to check that they work and that they are in good condition as they can be expensive to replace.
As of the 1st of June 2013, in Spain it became a legal requirement for the seller to provide the property buyer with an energy performance certificate (EPC). This is a very important document as it can give the buyer an idea of the future running costs of the property and how much they will need to invest in the residence long term. Additionally a low efficiency rating can be an indication of problems with water pipes or insulation, so it’s important to read further into this and take the time to read over any documentation which is available on the property.
If you are interested in buying a property in Mallorca, don’t hesitate to contact our team of real estate experts, who have many years of experience in the sector and who always work with complete professionalism and offer a personalised customer service, ensuring to help you find the property which best suits your needs. Contact us now!