It's not often a chapel for sale coming up in the right area at the right price but if you are presented with such an opportunity it's worth considering the fantastic end result of all the painstaking renovations of the property conversion into a lovely home. The related costs can be very high even if you are a DIYer or in deed a builder, and not just in monetary terms! But if you get it right you will be most certainly onto a winner.
Many marriages and relationships have suffered under the strain of undertaking a large renovated property project so do not let your imagination get carried away with the romance of living in such a grand home with your own personal touches all over the place especially if you've never done this sort of thing before. Keep your feet on the ground and remember it will probably be a long while before the job will be completed and ready to move into.
Obviously funding has already been budgeted for prior to looking for a suitable project so the next most important consideration is location! Make a list of what you want or need from an area and when considering a particular property see if it ticks all the boxes. Check out access to major towns and cities via the available roads and motorways etc. How far is it to the nearest hospital or clinic? Where's the nearest airport? Schools, shops, supermarket, petrol station? What about work and jobs? Is there a local pub or restaurant? Is it on a bus route? Do the bin men empty the bins or will you have to frequent the tip?
Once the location has the thumbs up careful consideration is required regarding, planning consent, building control, internal layout, drainage, utilities etc, etc. Many chapels, churches and church properties have very limited ground for putting in place a suitable sewerage system if mains are not available. Is there anywhere suitable to site a garage, or even a shed? Most chapels and churches for sale have many restrictive covenants attached preventing potential buyers from doing what they want with the property once it's bought.
Unfortunately the opportunities of finding such a chapel for sale which ticks all the boxes are very few and between but perseverance and due diligence will always pay off so keep looking and learn to recognize a gift horse when it's presented.