Important information mixed with slightly humorous pictures can be seen in this Infographic from Direct House Buyer. Usually every home owner experiences some of the problems highlighted in this Infographic at some point and depending on the home owners circumstances and the severity of the issue these problems will usually be rectified during the tenancy of the property. Some issues such as old wiring and damp may not need urgent attention, but other issues such as the presence of Asbestos or a leaky roof will probably receive attention straight away. When it comes to selling your house there is often no alternative but to address these issues that may have arisen as it is likely that a surveyor will halt your sale in it’s tracks before your property can be sold to the buyer. It’s often not just the buyers interests who the surveyor will have in mind, more often than not the surveyor will be appointed by the mortgage lender and they will want to know that their loan is based on a house that is essential structurally sound and also safe.
Some of the most common problems that a house may have such as damp and old wiring are highlighted in this infographic but other more unusual problems such as Japanese Knotweed and Woodworm also receive a mention. The most significant problem seems to be subsidence which is probably the most difficult and expensive problem to fix.
For the readers of this Infographic it can be used as helpful insight into what a surveyor is looking for and help prevent unnecessary delays that a seller can fix in good time before it causes a delay in the process of selling their house.
Score from the experts at Killer Visual Strategies
Visual Communication - 75%
Design - 50%
Content/Script - 50%
Usability - 65%
This infographic provides a list of common issues that home surveyors look for, including damp, structural damage to framing, and drainage issues. Although the information presented in the content is relevant to the stated subject, persistent punctuation errors undermine its authoritativeness. The ratio of text to visual elements feels fairly balanced, which makes the infographic more engaging. Although the color palette is fairly consistent, the spot illustrations are not fully consistent in their style. Some of them are rendered in flat colors with black outlines, while others aren't. This, together with the content errors, contributes to this infographic's overall lack of polish. We'd give this a D.