When selling a home most townships require a Use and Occupency inspection which is an inspection done by the municipality and most of the time the cost of the inspection and any required repairs are taken care of by the seller. In cases where the house is being sold as is, short sale, or foreclosure then those costs usually fall on the buyer. A typical inspection runs $50-$100. Each township checks for different things. Typically it's smoke detectors, railings, and things like broken windows. Is the house you are looking at in Media? I can send you a list of what the township inspects. Feel free to call or email me with any questions! And Happy House Hunting!
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