Is the condo you are purchasing in Oregon? On the standard repair addendum I use there is a line specific stating when the seller must complete repairs (and we always have them completed prior to closing.) You are then given an option to reinspect. Depending on the location of your repairs (if not inside the unit) it may be something the HOA/maintenance handles. It would be important the seller let them know any deadlines related to those repairs getting fixed. If you are using a Realtor to help you purchase the condo I am sure they can help you with the timelines and best of luck!
Hope that helps. Good luck!
Wayne Olson, REALTORÂ®
Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, Inc.
If the SELLER is doing the repairs; they should be finished before the Close of Escrow, unless you have given permission to the contrary.
If you, the BUYER, wants to do the repairs; you may not do anything until after the Escrow CLOSES: The Condo does not belong to you, and if you spent some time and money on the Condo, you would not be covered by insurance, you wouldn't be approved by the HOA, and you could not make a claim against the SELLERs if the DEAL fell out of Escrow.
It would DEPEND upon what you and the Seller agreed to; but as a rule, YOU cannot do anything.