WHY BUYING A PROPERTY DURING RAINY SEASON IS ADVISABLE
Land is a very profitable business venture, especially around major urban settlement areas. Industry players attribute the fast growth to the fact that, being an asset, the value of land appreciates over time.
Besides buying non-existent parcels of land from conmen, most individuals stand the risk of purchasing a parcel of land in flood-prone areas or along water paths.
During the rainy season, it’s easy to tell the flow of water around the area and especially on the parcel you would be interested in.
We expect our properties to spare us the flooding usually experienced in cities like Lagos when there’s a deluge for sustained periods.
However, it is important to see the property you are purchasing first hand during the rainy season . As this will influence your purchasing decisions. By scheduling the visit during the rainy season, you are in a better position to witness or rather view the flow of water as well as the soil water retention in the area as opposed to taking the risk and later regretting because of the above-mentioned concerns.
Below are 4 reasons why buying properties during the rainy season is advised.
- Quality of the ceiling and roofing: Inspecting a property during the rainy season magnifies the flaws or leaks in the roofing and ceiling of a house. When there’s a leaky roof, water accumulates in the ceiling and sometimes leaks through and drips to the floor.
- Drainage: Before investing money in a property, research the surrounding area. Heavy rainstorms can expose the true state of the home’s drainage system. You would save a lot of money and stress by paying close attention to the degree of flooding in the area around the house.
- Building materials durability: The weather tends to make us think that new construction is really lovely and attractive. These characteristics frequently change from how they appeared during the dry season. It is recommended to check the property you want to buy after rainfall to make sure it maintains its condition.
- The Neighborhood and surroundings: Many individuals dislike the concept of inspecting a property after it has rained or do not have the opportunity to do so. However, the situation of the surrounding during the rainy season will give you a sneak moral as to whether you still want to invest in the property or not. If the soil absorbs water or not, is the neighbourhood murky and messy during the rainy season? This is the information you should find out firsthand, and the best time to figure it out is during the rainy season. .
While a flooded environment is clear and convincing evidence of something that’s amiss, whether it’s a bad grade around the foundation or something else, a damp, soaked up wall might only reveal itself while it’s raining. This is a good enough reason while inspecting during the rainy season has its unimaginable gains.