“How old is the wiring?” She asked then advised: “Look at the consumer unit which is generally under the stairs and make sure that it’s really up to date.”

“When was the central heating fitted? How old is the boiler? Is it under gaurantee?” Sarah remarked.

Sarah Beeny: 5 property issues you need to spot or risk a £10,000 bill - 'Be aware!'

A new boiler can set a homeowner back £2,000 to £4000 depending on supply and installation.

“All these are things that you need to ask.”

She continued: “Does the garden matter to you? Which way is the house facing, is it going to be a north or south facing house?

“If you don’t want a dark garden you need to be aware of this.”

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