Writing an Offer – Safeguards Regarding the Property Condition at Closing
The last thing you want when you assume possession of your new home is to find it in a total mess. Therefore, you should make it clear in your offer that certain minimum standards are required on closing. If you do not, you might find out the seller or neighbors have begun using the back yard as a trash dump, or something worse – and you would not be able to do anything about it.
Some of the requirements you might want to include in your offer are that the home be in the same condition it was at your final walk-through. There should be no garbage left behind and any damage done during moving out should be repaired. In the best case scenario, a final walk through should take place when everything is moved out and just prior to closing – earlier the same day if possible.