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You’ve finally saved up enough money to start looking for your own place. You’ve started decorating in your head and have even selected the perfect paint colour swatches. But before you rush into anything, here’s a few helpful tips when viewing a property for the first time

[01] Structure Make sure to check that the building itself is structurally sound. It may sound obvious, but it’s easy to get swept up in the property viewing process. Keep an eye out for large cracks, particularly where building extensions join onto the main house and around windows – especially bay windows. It’s definitely worthwhile checking around the exterior of the property as well, even if your estate agent is intent on ushering you out as quickly as possible. Check for missing roof tiles and look at the general condition of the roof. And ask how old it is, as replacing roofs can be a costly business. Use your nose as well when you’re checking for damp – signs include flaky plaster, watermarked ceilings and walls, and a musty odour. An extra tip would be to watch out for fresh paint, as this can be used to disguise damp.

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HOTNESS ALERT!!! Get those electric fans at the ready - this month’s GT is our annual summer issue ft. cover star Danny Walters. Danny caught our attention after joining the cast of Brit TV hit, Benidorm last year. With abs of steel and a face we’d all like to wake up next to, what else would we get Danny to do but strip down to his Speedos and get all wet in a swimming pool? Download the latest issue now to see Danny in all his glory (there may also be a bonus behind-the-scenes video waiting for you too)... Also in this packed issue: The swimwear shoot Debate – the gay blood ban Kate Mulgrew Laverne Cox Paul Rudd Giorgio Mororder Violet Chachki GT Fitty – Freddie Woodward Caitlyn Jenner Paul O’Grady PJ Brennan Fit with Chris Jones Michale Alig Gilbert Baker Mikey Walsh Guyliner Positive Luke Edd Kimber And all the very best in screen, style & grooming, travel and more…

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