Pre-Closing Inspection Checklist

Before closing, you will want to revisit the property to ensure it is in the condition that it was in at the time of your offer. You should optimally do this 1 hour, or so, before you intend to close. Make sure this right to do a final inspection is included in your offer to purchase the home.

Be sure that:

  • Repairs you’ve requested have been made. Obtain copies of paid bills and any related warranties.
  • All items that were included in the sale price — draperies, lighting fixtures — are still there.
  • Screens and storm windows are in place or stored.
  • All appliances, included the contract, have remained.
  • Locate smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, as required by law.
  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) is working.
  • Check fuel tank levels - this amount should equal the amount that is prorated at closing.
  • No plants or shrubs have been removed from the yard.
  • Garage door opener and any other remote controls are available, if applicable.
  • Instruction books and warranties on appliances and fixtures are there.
  • All personal items of the sellers and all debris have been removed from both the inside and the outside of the house.
  • All outbuildings and sheds are empty, except for agreed upon items.
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