One pro of thatched roofs is they provide excellent insulation so your home will be warm in the winter and cool in the summer. But cons of thatch roofs include that they are a fire hazard and expensive to insure.
You can buy your rental house from your landlord if they are selling if you are able to afford the purchase. You may need to borrow part of the purchase price on a mortgage and you will also need a deposit. Your credit report must be in good order to get a mortgage to buy your landlord’s property.
Woodworm won’t spread from furniture or other woodworm infected wood to your house timbers. Woodworm are larvae that hatch from eggs laid by the adult beetle in damp or moist nutritious wood. If the timbers in your home are dry, as they should be if live in a normally heated home, you won’t get woodworm.
It’s okay to buy a house with a thatched roof as long as you understand that a thatched roof house needs more maintenance than a house with a standard tile or slate roof. A thatched roof needs replacing every 30 to 40 years which is expensive and it costs more to insure a house with a thatched roof.
It’s okay to buy a house that has been treated for termites, but only after an inspection to confirm the termite treatment was successful and the structural integrity of the house is sound. Most houses in areas where termites are present will require treatment at some stage so this shouldn’t put you off buying.
What if you’ve just discovered that a house you are buying or you would like to buy is on an unadopted road? What is the difference between an adopted vs and unadopted road. Adopted roads are public roads vs unadopted are private roads. You have an automatic right of way over an adopted road but […]