While new homes are always built to the latest and highest security standards, older properties may not be so well-secured. From old front door locks to easy-open window catches, keep in mind that second-hand homes may not be up to modern standards, which may push up the cost of your home insurance.
Many older properties, such as terraces, only have on-street parking, which will likely increase your car insurance costs. If you’re in doubt about whether to buy a second-hand home, make sure you go and view a range of different properties, including new builds, to help you make a decision. Ask plenty of questions on viewings, do your research, and take your time to find a house that suits both your tastes and your budget