Are there particular urban planning constraints in the district or in the municipality? (imposed materials or roof overhang) Are there any easements? Constraints linked to joint ownership? Are there specific renovation aids, especially energy?
State of the building
In what condition are the roof, the heating system, the electrical installation, the sanitary facilities, the bay windows? Are there any humidity issues? What are the load-bearing walls? What are the building’s current heating needs? The compulsory PEB certificate gives an estimate of the annual heating needs. For the apartment for sale in Subang Jaya or Ara Damansara house for sale purchase, this is important.
Specify a maximum budget
It is prudent not to devote 100% of your savings to purchases and works. How much of the savings to allocate? Are there other major expenses to plan for in the years to come?
The borrowing capacity
It is essentially determined by the monthly income of the buyer (s). A meeting with your banker is required to determine the maximum borrowing capacity.
It is the addition of the own funds intended for the site and the borrowing capacity that determines the maximum renovation budget. There is also a safety margin.
Draw the living spaces
What living spaces do we need (bedrooms, office, etc.) now and in the future? Where should they be ideally located? Will it be necessary to tear down walls or create new partitions? Is circulation in the house easy? Do the bay windows provide the necessary light? We will take the time to draw sketches to the scale of each floor.
Isolate, it’s now or never
Renovation work is a unique opportunity to optimize the insulation of the house. The heavier the renovation, the lower the proportion of costs associated with insulation. You might as well be ambitious, it will quickly pay off.
The days of cheap energy are over. Houses built before 1945 require on average the equivalent of 3000 liters of fuel oil to heat 150m², or € 1,500 per year minimum. By comparison, a low-energy house has an oil bill of around € 400 per year for 150m². There are premiums and zero-interest loans in the Walloon Region and in Brussels to carry out this type of work.
Heating represents 65% of the energy consumption of an average home. This has a significant impact on climate change and the gradual depletion of fossil resources. Insulating homes reduces CO 2 emissions.
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