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Top 20 Deal-Breakers for House Hunters!

Date online: 16/03/2015

The research, commissioned by Gocompare.com Home Insurance, reveals that 67% of people would be deterred from buying a property which showed signs of damp. Other property ‘no-nos’ include poor maintenance, wooden windows, no garden, stone cladding and nasty odours.

 

Top 20 property turn offs

1. Damp patches, stained walls or ceilings - 67%
    
2. Poor state of repair, rotten windows - 60%
    
3. No parking - 55%

4. No garden - 54%

5. Bad smells (pets, damp, food, cigarettes) - 53%

6. Unfinished building work - 53%

7. Poor natural light/dark rooms - 46%

8. Small rooms - 45%

9. Bad DIY - 42%

10. Small kitchen - 40%

11. Dirty house - 36%

12. Stone cladding, render or pebble dash on outside walls - 27%

13. Wooden windows - 23%

14. Outdated kitchen - 23%

15. Overgrown garden - 21%

16. Artex or textured ceilings - 19%

17. General untidiness - 16%

18. Dated or over the top carpets - 14%

19. Cluttered rooms - 13%

20. Dated or over the top decor - 13%

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