The Pennsylvania agreement of sale in Lehigh Valley includes default verbiage to ensure that if a Municipal or City Inspection is required that the home seller must order the inspection and share the results with the buyer.
The contract leaves open for negotiations whether or not it is the home buyer or seller who will do the required repairs.
Either way, the repairs need to be done by the seller, before the closing, and a "clean CO" obtained or the buyer has to agree to do the repairs (within a set time frame...set by the municipality...after they purchase the home).
Typically this is considered a Certificate of Occupancy (CO). The municipality is inspecting the property to make sure it is safe and can be occupied.
Some municipalities have different names for this inspection. i.e. Home Buyer Inspection/Report.
Many Lehigh Valley Home Buyers feel it is the sellers responsibility to do the Municipal Repairs since the "municipality" said they must be done. The buyer didn't ask for them. A contract may include "Seller to provide clear CO from the municipality"
Lehigh Valley Municipalities change the rules all the time. A seller or listing agent for a Lehigh Valley Home should check directly with the specific municipality to see if there are any requirements when selling a home.
Some may or may not require an inspection but almost all of them require a moving permit when moving into or out of the municipality.
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