houses and flats

Whats for you!

Is it a house or is it a flat? when you are looking at a new property be it for investment or your own home you generally have two main choices to decide on!

Flat:

Negatives… shared community charges, maintenance, entrances, gardens (if one) noise volumes from neighbours directly above or below… Leaking or directly affected by a neighbours bad maintenance of there own property…

Pluses… Cheaper floor space costs, no huge bills for maintenance, ie. it is normally shared throughout the block.. you may have ┬áconcierge on site to take parcels for you! good view from a 22nd floor social and interactive lifestyle and part of a community spirit may be present in your block!

 

House:

Negatives… ┬áSoul charge of any large repairs, ie. roof, sewage, groundwork, possibility of a higher council tax banding, garden to maintain and maybe a higher cost to heat the property.

 

Pluses… A garden of your own, no sharing a hallway or front door, generally a quieter impact from neighbours, maybe a driveway and garage if you have a car, quieter locations are also more feasible with a house purchase.