You should or at least your agent should insist on having the utilities turned on for your inspection..Refer back to the contract.. . Tell you agent to talk with the other agent, They should come to some kind of understanding to keep moving this forward for you...
Its all about the contract and what you both can work out together..
Ingrid Ski Realtor
I then sent an email to my agent asking him to add an addendum to our 17 days once we know the gas is on. The Home Inspector pointed out the contract states the seller shall have the house ready for inspection and they can be in breach of contract for not having it so. If my husband wasn't traveling this week we would have wanted to do the inspection this week. Am I on the right track?
Oh, no HOA for this house (YIPEE!) so we don't have to worry about that. Am lining up my lender - of course looking for the best rate and am getting a second opinion for termite so lining that up also. Am I missing anything? Oh, insurance too.
Thanks again for your help!
I am sure the agents can work this out for you.
The 17 days is primarily because most agents don't order the HOA docs before there is a contract with the buyer, and they need time to receive the ordered docs.
The actual physical inspection is typically very quick, and once you have the docs to review, the rest of the review of title, HOA, termite, etc is very quick, too.
The listing agent simply needs to get the gas on so you can schedule the inspection next week, when your husband is back.
Meanwhile, you can review the HOA/Title, etc.and then simply add the physical inspection (a two hour task, followed by your agent requesting repairs, if you elect to ask for repairs).
This will likely not be a problem for anyone, once the listing agent gets the utilities on.