Condition of the Property
The last thing you
want when you assume possession of your new home is to find it in a total
mess. Therefore, you should make it clear in your offer that certain
minimum standards are required. If you do not, you might find out the
seller or neighbors have begun using the back yard as a trash dump, or
something worse – and you would not be able to do anything about it.
Some of the
requirements you might want to include in your offer are that the roof
does not leak, the appliances work, the plumbing does not leak, that
there are no broken or cracked windows, the yard has been kept up, and
any debris has been cleared away.