The rains have returned. The rainy season is sure to come around yearly, but this fact does not make it any more pleasant when buying property
Properties and infrastructure can be negatively affected by heavy and consistent rainfall. Water from the rain can leak into buildings through gaps in the roof or even walls. This can be messy and costly to clean up. In addition to such discomfort, homeowners in some locations with poor drainage systems, are easily frustrated as transportation to and from their homes becomes difficult due to flooding
We all want a beautiful house to live in with our families and we also expect the houses we build or purchase to spare us the flooding usually experienced in cities like Lagos when there’s a deluge for sustained periods.
A lot of estates experience flooding whenever it rains and the residents are usually shocked and underwhelmed to find out that despite what seemed to be a properly designed residential estate, it was just another case of window-dressing.
The drainage systems around an estate and even within the property units turn out to be not quite as portrayed and unable to efficiently drain out water during heavy rainfall.
The result is flooded streets and residences and is a huge source of inconvenience to residents and visitors.
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Below are 4 reasons why buying properties in the rainy season is advisable in LAgos.
- 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: Normal 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 house after it has rained or do not have the opportunity to do so. You can get important information about the property, such as the rules governing the neighborhood and the availability of electricity, from your prospective neighbors or a real estate agent. Avoid purchasing a home below sea level; if you are unsure of what sea level is, consult with knowledgeable real estate professionals.