Pre-settlement inspections

Unless the contract makes specific provision, properties are sold in reasonably the same state as when first inspected. So it is essential to conduct a thorough physical inspection of the property prior to the settlement being finalised.

Once you have inspected the property, if you want changes to be made to the property prior to sale and/or you want to ensure certain items are included in the sale, you should insert specific terms (or conditions) in the contract. These terms would need to be accepted by the seller. The types of features to consider and the types of questions to ask are contained in the inspection checklist. 

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