But You Can't See it Whever you Want! -
My buyer client is at the end of an inspection period on a townhome being purchased in Scottsdale. My buyers are really excited about this purchase as it is across the way from ponds, walking paths, including ducks and 15 miles of green spaces. For anyone that likes wo walk, this is it!
We are down to the wire on accepting the townhome as it sits, with no repairs. Are there repairs that could be requested? Yes. In a word, we are accepting it as is so that the seller won't have to make any repairs.
Part of this process is making sure we do our due diligence by requesting every type of inspection, including the electrical panel that contains aluminum wiring. The electrical panel looks good but the inspector noted the aluminium wiring so we are taking a second look with a "licensed electrician" to be sure there aren't any issues requiring a Request for Repairs.
Meeting the electrician at the property, we take about 8 minutes to view the panel, but I had to access the lockbox to enter the rear patio. The seller is out of town and knows I've accessed the lockbox. We seem to have a miscommunication as I was told "you can't see it whenever you want."
According to our Arizona Real Estate Contract, we do have access as long as we've given proper notice.
Explaining this to the seller and that we are only viewing the panel so we can "accept the home in as is condition" should eleviate concerns. But know as a Buyer in Arizona, access needs to be given to anyone during the inspection period.
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