If you're getting an FHA loan, your lender will require an FHA appraisal -- which involves a very basic inspection to make sure there are no major issues with the house -- i.e. plumbing & electric issues, roof is in decent shape, etc. If they find major issues, they likely will not approve the loan.
Other than that, I can't think of any "certifications" that you need. It's not like new construction or remodeling projects where you need a Certificate of Occupancy from the county.
Make sure you have a good Realtor working for you as a Buyer's Agent. He/she will be able to guide you through the whole process. Good luck!
Well/water test, septic cert, termite cert, certificate of occupany, smoke detector -carbon monoxide detector- fire extinguisher cert, radon test, lender may require utilities to be On.... so gas, electric and water companies may need to be called and given access to the property and past due balances cleared up.
Each item and each township and each lender has thier own nuances regarding these.
Hope that helps,
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It also implies that your home inspection is for informational purposes only.
This usually means the property is being sold "as is". You are responsible for any and all repairs from inspections, anything your lender requires and also the Certificate of Occupancy Inspection & Repairs from the Township.
The Seller is not paying for any repairs or certifications.
Good Luck to you!
The Marie Souza Team - Top Selling on Cape Cod
Cape Cod Real Estate Services