My partner and I have had an offer accepted on a £200k semidetached house in Gloucestershire, U.K.
All seems to be going well, but my family have expressed concern about the outside brick of the house being painted. They have said its odd the current owners would commit the costs and time to having to repaint the house evey few years when there isn’t really any need to, as no other house on the road is painted.
My family also wondered whether the current owners have painted the house as a quick cheap alternative to repointing, but tell me painting brick means it can’t breathe and can cause various issues.
I don’t know much about this myself, but would really appreciate some input from others on the pros and cons of a painted house and what to look out for/ask the owner about.