Utilities need to be on for a complete inspection to be done, HUD will let you turn on utilities temporarily usually for 48 hours in order to have your inspection done, the city of Burleson will not turn on water without someone present at the home to make sure valves are closed and that there are not any leaks. Your agent should be able to help you get this coordinated.
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The standard Texas contract requires the seller to have the utilities on, however some foreclosures shift this responsibility to the buyer.
Also some sellers just may not understand the contract and their responsibilities.
That's why having a great realtor involved is a great idea.
So of course you want an inspector to inspect the home. This is normal.
It is also normal for them to find a whole list of issues....all will produce a written report.
They can't test much if the utilities are off.
Why are you asking this question? Do you know the utilities are off? You may have to or want to have them turned on if the seller won't do it, even if it is at your expense.
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All the answers you have received are good answers. If the seller is still currently living in the property, the utilities will be on for you to have a home inspector inspect the property. In some cases that the property is a foreclosure or a short sale, the utilities might not be on. To help solve this problem, utilities companies are understanding that you need them turned on to have the inspection performed. With you being out-of-state, your agent will be able to assist you with this.
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The previous answers are correct. The utilities will be turned on for your inspection. I am a local Realtor in Burleson and will be glad to answer any questions you have and help you find the home you are looking for.
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The utilities have to be turned on for home inspection. If the seller won't do it, have your Realtor call the utility companies and have them turned on for the day of the inspection. Most utility companies will do this for home inspections.
As Larry stated, it would have been smarter and wiser if you are working with a realtor/agent as there are circumstances when seller will refuse to have the utilities turned on.
And your agent should be able to assist you in the matter.
Best of Luck.
If this is not a foreclosure but a private sale and the owner has turned off all the utilities and the house has been sitting unconditioned for some period of time this really isn't a good thing and again you should be prepared to find some issues. The seller in this instance is responsible for having the utilities on for your inspections. .
Finally I hope you're working with an experienced buyer broker, if not you've already shot yourself in the foot as your question indicates that you would benefit from having someone experienced on your side to consult with and who could guide you through the process while helping you avoid the pitfalls.
I sincerely hope everything works out for you and have attached a link below if you are considering foreclosure properties.