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What Is A Final Walk-Through And What Should It Entail?

What's in this article?
  1. Final Walk-Through And What Should It Entail
  2. Final Walk-Through
  3. What It Involves
  4. Acting On Pending Issues
  5. Things To Bring Along
  6. Final Word
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Final Walk-Through And What Should It Entail

So, you have successfully managed to execute relocation, and the moving truck is well on its way to your new destination. Also, you have gone to great lengths to ensure that your former residence is in better shape than you first found it. There should be little or no sign that you were the occupant. If you had occupied the property on a rental agreement, you could confidently request the property owners or their agents to initiate the process of refunding your deposit. On the other hand, if you are selling the house after moving out, this would be a perfect opportunity to invite prospects.

Final walk-through

As you consider these options, you still have one final and crucial step; a final walk-through. This is an assessment performed to ascertain that the house remained in the same situation you found it before you moved in and to take note of the damages that may have occurred during your stay.

What it involves

Between the time you moved in and the time you moved out of the property, a lot could have changed. Perhaps one of the appliances such as the cooker, oven, and dishwasher could have broken down. Light switches and power outlets might have one or two loose or damaged wires. A broken window pane might also have escaped your notice. Before the house owner relieves you of further responsibility, they should carry out an inspection in your presence.

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Final Walk-Through And What Should It Entail

Acting on pending issues

For rental contract obligations, you need to fix the problems you identified after moving out of the house. If the contract stipulates it, you can agree with the owner to have the repair costs deducted from your deposit. A wise idea would be to have a professional home inspector present during the house tour. This way, you avoid the prospect of being charged more than it would cost for repairs. From a selling point of view, the inspector will confirm to the buyer that you sorted out the repairs as agreed.

Things to bring along

You should not take the final walkthrough lightly since much is at stake. On the date of the scheduled inspection, bring the original contract with you. It comes in handy to compare what you can see to the terms of the agreement. Have a pen and notepad to make notes as the inspection progresses. Take a camera with you to take pictures of repaired or damaged areas.

Final word

Professional moving companies will come, do their work and go. However, you need to inspect your house for the last time before handing it over for the next occupancy. The inspection or walk-through checks for damaged or broken items. Always involve an expert. Be sure to make notes and take photos of areas that may bring contention.

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