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On the day of (or day prior to) settlement, we will perform a "final walk-through" of the property. This will likely be the first opportunity to examine the house without furniture, giving you a clear view of everything. Check the walls and ceilings carefully, as well as any work the seller agreed to do in response to the inspection. Any problems that remain unresolved from the inspection report should be addressed prior to closing.
The sellers’ responsibilities include moving out prior to settlement, having the utilities on for the home inspection and final walk-through, delivering the home in "broom-clean" condition and repairing the agreed upon items prior to settlement.
The seller is completely relieved of any responsibilities to the house once the settlement papers are signed and the deed has been recorded.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SETTLEMENT - The contract to purchase states that the property will have settlement “on or about” the date agreed upon by both buyer and seller. It is possible that there could be a delay on either the buyer’s side (perhaps due to a last-minute document needed by the lender) or on the seller’s side (perhaps a problem with your settlement company obtaining a payoff amount from your mortgage company) that could delay closing. Because of the language in the contract “on or about” settlement date, neither party is obligated to pay for temporary lodging, lender rate lock extensions, storage facility fees, etc. should the settlement not occur on the exact date set in the contract.
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