1. General condition of the property:
Inspect the overall cleanliness and condition of the property, including walls, floors, and ceilings. Look for any signs of damage or items that were not in the same condition as during the initial viewing.
2. Plumbing fixtures and systems:
Check faucets, toilets, sinks, and drains for leaks or clogs. Test water pressure and ensure hot water is functioning correctly.
3. Electrical systems and outlets:
Confirm that all switches, outlets, and lighting fixtures are working as they should. Verify that there are no exposed wires or safety hazards.
4. Appliances, including their functionality:
Test all appliances included in the sale, such as the stove, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, and washer/dryer. Ensure they operate correctly and are in good condition.
5. Heating and cooling systems:
Assess the HVAC system's performance by checking for warm or cold air, depending on the season. Change air filters if necessary.
6. Windows and doors, including locks:
Open and close all windows and doors to ensure they function smoothly. Check locks and security features for proper operation.
7. Structural integrity and foundation:
Look for any cracks, water damage, or signs of settlement in the foundation and walls. Report any structural concerns immediately.
8. Pest infestations or damage:
Inspect for signs of pests, such as termites or rodents. Address any pest-related issues promptly to prevent further damage.
9. Any agreed-upon repairs or improvements:
Verify that all repairs or improvements negotiated between the buyer and seller have been completed to satisfaction.
10. Property boundaries and landscaping:
Walk around the property to confirm that fences, hedges, or any other property boundaries are intact. Check the landscaping and outdoor spaces for any discrepancies with the agreement.