How Do I Get the Utilities on in a Property for Inspection?

Posted by WILMOTH Group on September 4, 2021
How Do I Get the Utilities on in a Property for Inspection?

Any inspection requested by the buyer is intended to be only for buyer’s information. We will have utilities turned on to accommodate the inspection (with exception of HUD properties where buyer and agent are responsible and coordinated with the Field Services Manager-FSM).

If a property has to be de-winterized for the purposes of an inspection, buyer will be required to sign an addendum stating If buyer does not close on property, for any reason, buyer will be responsible for the cost of having property re-winterized by Seller approved vendor.

Utilities will be turned on if safe to do so. Depending on the timing of the winterization, it is quite possible that plumbing repairs will be needed and the water may not be able to be turned on. Please keep these factors in mind when making an offer. If an inspector/appraiser is unwilling to turn on pilot lights, main water valve, etc., it is the buyer or buyer’s agent responsibility to make arrangements to have them turned on and off again.

Electricity will be turned off as of the day of closing; please make arrangements to have utilities transferred to the buyer.

Remember – HUD home procedures for utilities are determined by the FSM. Please contact the FSM listed with the HUD property and follow their procedures for utility activation.

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