Print this checklist and take it with you as you walk through the property one last time before you close on it. Often times some damage is done moving out. Sometimes by movers, sometimes by anxious sellers. These damages may not be intentional but they do happen and you don’t want to have to pay for them.
Example; Scratches on the walls
Excess refrigerator food down the kitchen sink
Light bulbs removed or broken
Things removed that should not have been
Things left that should not have been
Windows cracked in moving
Railings removed for connivance of moving and not been replaced
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ELECTRICAL INSPECTION CHECKLIST
Did you make sure the light fixtures are all in place?
Do the light fixtures, switches and receptacles all function?
Does the door bell work?
HEATING AND COOLING HOME INSPECTION CHECKLIST
Do the thermostat, heating and cooling systems function?
Is there adequate air flow through the heating and cooling registers?
Did all the radiators or convectors get warm in a reasonable amount of time?
Do all the appliances still function properly? Are they clean?
Did you check for any damage to the counter tops or cabinets?
Did you check the operation of the cabinets and drawers? Since your inspector checked them.
GENERAL HOME INSPECTION CHECKLIST
Were all your questions answered that you have for the home inspector?
Were all your questions for the home owner answered in writing to your satisfaction?
Have the previously agreed to repairs been professionally completed?
Have warranties and guarantees been provided for agreed upon repairs?
Did you follow your home inspectors recommendations and have all recommended additional inspections and invasive inspections performed? OR Are you willing to take these open ended risks?
EXTERIOR HOME INSPECTION CHECKLIST
Have you checked the operation of the windows and screens?
Have agreed upon repairs been made
Has there been any exterior damage done to driveway or landscaping from moving trucks or vans
Have steps been taken to stop water from accumulating near the building?
Did you check doors, decks, siding, windows & fences for damage / deterioration?
Are there any signs of water infiltration from the roof, siding or windows since the inspection?
Are there any signs of gutter or downspout problems?
Are the downspouts discharging water away from the foundation? Are all extensions in place?
Have all the areas listed in your home inspection report as inaccessible or not traversed been accessed & professionally inspected to determine if defects exist?
Do the garage doors and their openers function?
Did you test the reversing devices for the garage door openers?
Did you find any stains or cracks on any of the walls or ceilings since the time of the home inspection?
Have all cracked windows or mirrors been repaired?
Have all the clouded double pane windows been replaced?
Are all the permanently installed fixtures or appliances been in place and in good condition?
Did you check for any signs of birds, rodents or animals?
Has any damage to the walls, floor or ceilings been repaired?
PLUMBING HOME INSPECTION
Did you check drains for recent obstructions?
Did you check all the plumbing fixtures for damaged?
Did you run water for a time through all plumbing fixtures and check for leakage?
Did you run water for a time through all plumbing fixtures and check for stoppage?
It is vital that you complete this checklist during your walk through and go over it with your attorney prior to closing on the property
Please take the time to carefully and completely perform your pre-settlement walk though home inspection check list and talk to Able Inspections if you have questions!