The vast majority of home buyers are purchasing a house that has been lived in. In many of those transactions, the home is occupied when the offer is accepted, and the sellers don’t move out until the end of the process, which is ~1 month later. As you might guess, many buyers have angst about the condition of the home at closing. What will it look like when it’s vacant? What if something gets damaged right before closing? The sellers are going to clean the house, correct?
Property & Grounds Maintained – Seller shall maintain the property in the same condition as when initially viewed by the buyer. If an appliance or system breaks in the interim, the seller has to repair or replace the item. Buyer can reinspect the property within 5 days prior to transfer of possession.
Items Left by Seller – Any personal property left behind by the seller becomes the property of the buyer. Seller shall clean the interior and remove all trash, debris and rubbish prior to the buyer taking possession.
Note that the language is pretty vague about what “cleaning” entails. It certainly prevents the seller from leaving piles of trash, but it certainly doesn’t require the carpets to be steam cleaned or a deep cleaning of the refrigerator.
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