You need it!
You Negotiated For...
You have to check.
you negotiated for light fixtures, window treatments, or other items within the
home to remain in the home as part of the contract, you need to go to the home
and ensure they are still there before you close. While you can sue for the items,
it would save you time and money to check the place out before you close.
to Schedule It
The later, the better.
Schedule this inspection within 24-48 hours before the closing. The closer to
closing time, the better. You want to check that the property is the same as when
you signed the initial contract. This is your time to make sure the sellers are
keeping their end of the bargain before money exchanges hands.
the sellers seem like good people doesn't mean they are. Some buyers have forgone
the pre-closing inspection only to open the door to their new home and see bare
windows, torn up flooring, scratches in the walls from moving and no appliances
that were all supposed to convey. This is a good time to be skeptical and check
up on the sellers. Look at the home prior to closing to make sure it is exactly
the way it was when you last saw it.
What Should You
Look a little closer.
If it is new construction, make sure the builder
included everything that was promised. Be sure to check if the models are the
correct ones you requested. If there are things that still need to be included
or fixed, have your contractor create a punch list and have it entered into the
closing. This way you are ensured that the items on the punch list will be completed.
If You Find Something...
If you find
something wrong with the house, call your attorney immediately. He or she can
present a list of items to the seller's attorney that need to be fixed or ask
for a credit so you can repair those items yourself after the closing.
the closing is complete, you have no more recourse.
Too Many Problems?
Walk away...it's another one of your rights!
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