Awareness Of Property Issues Saves Problems Later

Our first home was the middle of a Victorian terrace built in 1888.  At the time it must have been quiite fabulous to have – a lounge and separate reception room – known in those days quite possibly as front parlour and snug.  Then out the back would have been a small sculler kitchen.   There was a long narrow hallway going from back to front and up the stairs to  the bedrooms – we had an upstairs bathroom then.

I remember that we were very inexperienced where any property matters were concered and did not realise the point about shared loft space for example.  This came a rude awakening when a neighbour door doors down, decided to build up into their attic space – discovered infestation had eaten into much of the roofing supports. it affected all the houses in the terrace and we had to have remedial work carried out. If we had done regular maintenance this could have been sorted sooner.