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March, 2019 - Today's "Tip of the Day"
Winter Inspections - As you might imagine, certain property systems such as pools and air conditioners cannot be used during colder winter months without causing damage to the system components. This often presents a problem when a home is being sold in the winter, because the buyer is unable to properly complete an inspection of these systems prior to closing. Often, a buyer will request that a seller place money in escrow until the weather is warm and the systems are available for inspection. To avoid closing delays or escrow of funds due to this issue, have your systems serviced annually by licensed professionals and keep all records. If you have a pool, the pool should be opened and closed each season by a pool professional, and the professional should certify that the pool functioned properly at the time it was closed. If you home has central air conditioning, have the system serviced and certified before the cold weather hits.
In the end, there is no perfect solution to this common problem; however, proper foresight and planning will go a long way toward minimizing any complications or post closing disputes.
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