Buyers Walk-Through Inspection Form


Many buyers choose to perform a walk-through or pre-settlement inspection prior to the settlement date to review the property’s condition. A systematic review of the building’s components prior to settlement, or as soon thereafter as possible, will help you develop a baseline of the building’s condition and will provide a status report on any agreed upon repairs or modifications.

General
N/A
YES
NO
OTHER
Any major changes to the property?        
Agreed upon modifications or repairs completed?        
Receipts / warranties / guarantees provided by repair contractors?        
Pest control clearance provided?        
Roofing
N/A
YES
NO
OTHER
Indications of roof leakage?        
Gutters and downspouts secure?        
Signs of roof surface, flashings, vent, or chimney damage?        
Exterior
N/A
YES
NO
OTHER
New cracks, paint peeling, or other visible defects?        
Trip hazards, cracking in the walkways, driveway, or steps?        
Plants growing on the building?        
Stairway, deck, porch, and other railings secure and properly installed?        
New cracks or indications of retaining wall failure?        
Signs of inadequate surface drainage?        
Openings into the building at trim, flashings, chimneys, etc.?        
Signs of soil movement in areas around building?        
Subfloor Area/Basement
N/A
YES
NO
OTHER
Accessible areas dry?        
Indications of new water entry?        
Sump pump operational?        
Indications of new foundation cracking or movement?        
Musty odors or signs of mold or mildew?        
Interior
N/A
YES
NO
OTHER
Stains, cracks, or damage to interior walls, ceilings, or floors?        
Cracked or broken windows?        
Windows and window latches operate properly?        
Doors and door latches operate properly?        
New stains or leaks at kitchen, bathroom, or laundry sinks?        
Interior staircases have safe, secure handrails?        
Smoke alarms in hallways, on each floor, and in each bedroom?        
Kitchen & Bathrooms
N/A
YES
NO
OTHER
Appliances functional?        
Cabinets, countertops, sinks, or floors damaged?        
Garage
N/A
YES
NO
OTHER
Vehicle doors functional?        
Fire-rated doors provided?        
Automatic door opener reverse properly?        
Fire-rated surfaces at house walls, attic, and subfloor areas?        
Indications of dampness or mildew?        
Electrical
N/A
YES
NO
OTHER
Light fixtures operate?        
Outlets functional?        
Smoke detectors provided and functional?        
Doorbell operational?        
GFCI outlets at kitchen, bathrooms, exterior, and garage?        
GFCI devices functional?        
Dangling or exposed wiring?        
Extension, lamp cord, or zip cord used as permanent wiring?        
Plumbing
N/A
YES
NO
OTHER
Adequate water flow at fixtures and drains?        
Faucet or drain pipe leaks?        
Adequate water pressure?        
Hot water provided?        
Clothes washer and dryer functional?        
Water heater adequately strapped?        
Water heater has proper pressure / temperature relief?        
Heating / Cooling
N/A
YES
NO
OTHER
System functional?        
Serviced recently?        
Adequate heat / cooling distribution to rooms?        
Fireplace
N/A
YES
NO
OTHER
Safety check on older fireplaces and chimneys?        
Dampers operational?        
Fire boxes need repair?        
Spark arrestor and rain cap installed?        

Signed:________________________________________     Dated: _______________________________

Form provided courtesy of Canyon State Property Inspections (480) 699-1651