New Home Pre-Delivery Inspections
A Pre-Delivery Inspection, which generally apply to newly-built homes, is a real estate term that means the buyer has the option (or requirement, depending upon how the real estate contract is written) to inspect the property prior to closing or settlement. These inspections generally take place up to a week before a closing, and they allow buyers the first opportunity to inspect their new home. Additionally, the inspection is to ensure that all terms of the contract have been met, that the home is substantially completed, and that major items are in working order.
Along with a representative of the builder, the buyers may be accompanied by a home inspector of their choice. Any noted defects are added to a punch list for completion prior to closing. Often a second inspection is conducted to ensure that the defects have been corrected.
Many local governments require that new-home builders provide a home warranty for
a limited period, and this typically results in home builders conducting a pre-delivery inspection with the buyer.
To schedule your new home pre-delivery inspection, call 201-708-5279.