How old is the roof?
What is the type of foundation?
Does the home have insulation in the walls and attic?
Have any appliances or systems been replaced, and, if so, when?
How old are each of the appliances and systems?
Have there been any problems with the boiler?
Has the house been altered in any way? If so, are the relevant planning and building code control consents available to inspect?
Are there any major cracks in the walls or doors sticking?
Is there a dampness smell or any other sign like the walls feeling damp, water stains, paint bubbling, etc.?
How much storage space is there?
How old is the electrical wiring?
How old is the plumbing?
How old is the heating and air system?
Are there any squeaking floor boards or uneven floors?
Do all the windows and doors operate and lock properly?
Is the property graded properly for water runoff away from the house?
Check behind and under large objects such as planters, area rugs and hanging objects such as mirrors and paintings.
Check condition and safety of balconies, porches, stairs, etc.
Are there any soil contamination issues in the area?
Any cracks, loose pieces or warping of siding?
When was the last time the chimney was inspected and cleaned?
What are the conditions of the gutters and downspouts?
Does the home have existing or prior issues with its structure, including cracks in basement floors, rotted joists, or cracks in walls due to settlement?
Are there any safety issues and / or non-functional systems in the home?