What sometimes may happen is there are no liens so title is currently clean, yet there may be violations and fines due on the property that haven't yet been sent to collection.
Please play it safe and get the Cert before settlement. Good Luck. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.
All the best,
Larry Lichtman, CNE
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You Should call city hall and see if there are any city violations on the home that need to be cleared prior to you taking ownership. There may be fines to be satisfied also..... You should do this prior to closing so you make the current home owner is obligated to satisfy fines- or violations ( if any). Usually an agent would handle this for you?
All the Best John Curci RE/MAX 215=757-2889
They do not inspect the home.
As far as a home inspection before purchase, I would highly recommend that be done as a contingency to the agreement of sale.
Robert C. Weiss
Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors
I have shown this property already a few days ago. Let me know if you would like to go through it again. Let me know what day works best for you.
Weichert Realtors Media
267 968 1505
You must have smoke and carbon detectors.
If you plan to move your family into this property, and you are from out of town and can't at least put your own eyes on it, I recommend calling a friend to take a look or better yet a licensed or certified Home Inspector. I can recommend a good inspector. This is worth it's weight in gold.
Remember--- Buyer beware
The city cert or U&O as it is called should be provided by the seller.
If you are referring to a home inspection, I
Would suggest doing that before you
Purchase the home