Hidden Threats That Could Damage Your Property Value

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If you’ve just moved in to a home, or are looking to sell for the very first time, then there are certain aspects that may potentially damage the value of your property.

These factors can often be hidden and in some cases you may have absolutely no idea that they can affect the value of your home.

If you are looking to sell, and are slightly worried about what could play a part in valuing your home under your expectations then we are here to help.

Below you will find some of the more common threats that you may not know could affect the value of your property…

The Hidden Threats that Could Damage Your Property’s Value

Garden Issues

One of the biggest threats could come from your garden, and you might not know it. 

There are many threats your garden could hold which go on to damage the structure of your property such as Japanese Knotweed.

It’s a particularly damaging weed that can often be found in London and will not only be harmful to a property price but also can be really expensive to get rid of, in some cases four figures.


You may not necessarily consider the aesthetic of your building, but it can have a serious impact on the value of your home.

First impressions are everything and if you don’t look after the outside of your home, how are potential new buyers going to expect it to be looked after on the inside?

Even small changes can be helpful and ensure you don’t fall foul of a serious under-offer. For example, a paint job or replacing window ledges can make all the difference. 

Damp & Mould

It may come in an area that you’ve never noticed, but during a survey, you may encounter damp or mould you never knew existed.

If you’re aware of it you should always highlight this as it can knock some money off the value of your home. It’s entirely preventable and manageable too. Make regular checks in even the most unlikely of places to ensure you don’t suffer from damp and mould and avoid the costs that may come with it when it comes to selling! 

Struggling To Sell?

If a hidden threat has made itself known and you are struggling to sell, then we may be able to help.

Here at Fast Cash Property we buy homes in any condition and will provide you with a cash offer that can see a sale completed in as little as seven days.

Whether it be damp, knotweed or even things such as a previous death in the home, we will provide you with a sale.
Get in touch with a member of our team today who are always on hand to help and provide you with all the details on how we work and how to get started.