1. Structural Integrity:
The property's foundation, walls, and overall structure should be free from any significant damage or decay, ensuring the safety and stability of the dwelling.
2. Roofing and Gutters:
The roof should be in good condition, without any signs of leakage or significant wear. Gutters and downspouts should be properly installed to prevent water damage.
3. Plumbing System:
The plumbing system should be functional and free from major leaks, ensuring adequate water supply and drainage throughout the property.
4. Electrical System:
The electrical system should be up to code and safe, with no exposed wiring or outdated components. It should provide reliable and sufficient power to meet the property's needs.
5. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System:
The HVAC system should be in good working order, providing adequate heating, cooling, and ventilation throughout the property.
6. Water Supply and Sanitation:
The property should have a reliable source of clean water and proper sanitation facilities, meeting health and safety standards.
7. Safety Hazards:
Any potential safety hazards, such as faulty stairs, missing handrails, or hazardous materials, should be addressed to ensure the well-being of the occupants.
The property should meet accessibility standards, including features that accommodate individuals with disabilities, such as accessible entrances, doorways, and bathrooms.
9. Energy Efficiency:
The property should meet certain energy efficiency requirements, promoting sustainability and reducing utility costs for the homeowner.
10. Pest Infestation:
The property should be free from significant pest infestations, such as termites or rodents, to protect the structure and the health of the occupants.