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If utilities are off when doing initial walk through, who trurns them on for inspection

  • August 19 2014 - Moncrief Park
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The sellers or seller's agent is responsible to do this in our area.  

If buyers or a buyer's agent turns on the water after it has been off for an extended period of time, there are all types of problems that might surface. You want the seller/seller's agent to be there.

The exception that I have seen is that with some foreclosures, the selling agency expects the buyer's agent to get the utilities turned on for inspections.  There is usually a nominal cost.

Hope this is helpful.
 
  • August 20 2014
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Many times on bank owned the listing agent expects the buyer to turn them on.  Unless it is specified in the contract, it is the sellers responsibility to turn on the utilities.

The seller owns the house and the buyer has no business with utilities (or repairs) until closing.

Eve
  • August 20 2014
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JayBird, 
The listing agent generally takes care of this, but must have adequate notice to get everyone on board. 
 
  • August 19 2014
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