California law requires, with limited exceptions, that a real estate broker or agent, conduct a reasonably competent and diligent visual inspection of reasonably and normally accessible areas on a property, and then disclose to the prospective purchaser material facts affecting the value or desirability of that property.
Agents are not required to inspect the following:
- Areas that are not reasonably and normally accessible
- Areas off site of the property
- Public records or permits
- Common areas of planned developments, condominiums, stock cooperatives, and the like.
Buyers are recommended to review any disclosures obtained by the seller, obtain advice about, and inspections of, the property from other appropriate professionals, and review any of these findings of those professionals with the persons who prepared them.
Prior to close of escrow, we will complete a final walk through inspection of the home to ensure that it is in the same condition as when the offer was made. The Agent Visual Inspection Disclosure shall be used to ensure there are no new damages. It is important that you review this with your agent and make sure all defects are mentioned.