The standard Arizona Association of Realtors® purchase contract used by most real estate agents contains a provision that allows the buyer to physically inspect the property being purchased, either by himself or by a professional inspector or inspectors within the first ten days of acceptance of the contract by the seller. It is the seller’s obligation to provide the buyer access to the property during this ten day inspection period for whatever inspections the buyer requires. Below is a list of common types of inspections.
Structural Pest Control
- To determine any active infestation by wood destroying
- To determine whether there is any earth to wood contact, cellulose debris or faulty grades on the
In the event that there are wood destroying organisms or secondary issues with regard to the property, generally these issues must be addressed prior to the close of escrow and if the termite company that did the initial report does not do the repairs, then the property must be reinspected by a termite company and a clear report deposited into escrow, prior to the close of escrow.
- This inspection can encompass inspection of the roof, plumbing, electrical, heating and any other accessible area of the
- A detailed report or reports will be written by the inspector or inspectors with recommendations for repairs, and same will be delivered to the Subsequently the buyer will request of the seller any repairs that the buyer wishes the seller to be responsible for, which, if the seller agrees to the repairs, would be completed prior to the close of escrow.
Other Common Inspections Might Include:
- Well and Septic
- Hazardous Materials
- Heating & Cooling
- Zoning & Building Permit Compliance
- Structural Engineering
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