Should The Weather Impact Your Property-Buying Decision?
Kapil Thapa, 26, was firm on making his home-purchase an error-free process. To ensure that Thapa, a Noida-based banking professional, has turned into an avid reader. There is no aspect of property markets he has not read about. His banking background has come handy as far as the finance part is concerned. To cut a long story short, it all ended well for Thapa and he happily moved into his new flat in Noida soon after. It was February 2015.
Six months later, Thapa was not a happy man. While he does not live in a city that enjoys the largesse of the rain god, it became quite difficult for him to get out of his lane and reach the main road as soon as the first rain of the season blessed the city. It turns out Thapa did leave an error, which might take a while to get rectified, if at all.
Someone living in, say, Mumbai would factor in rains while they go site visiting. This is something that might not occur to someone, say, living in Gurgaon. But the fact of the matter is it should. The riot overnight rains ran last year in Gurgaon reminds us of that. Irrespective of the average weather conditions of the city where you are looking for a house, you have to see it for yourself how ready is the place for the monsoon.
It may not seem viable to wait till the rains arrive to check out the impact at a time when you are financially prepared to seal the deal. But, take another moment to think about it and it should be convincing enough.
Here are three pressing reasons for which you must conduct a site inspection during the rainy reason:
- You would not want to get out of your high-end apartment and get caught into a dirty pool of water. Low-lying areas gathering rain water would also mean major traffic jams.
- Even if you do not mind the movement discomfiture, the spread of diseases will certainly force you to think. An outbreak of multiple diseases during the rainy season is the national capital is a common occurrence.
- The rain will also expose you to the property's internal tolerance. You could check out if there are any seepages taking place.