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When transferring a house, it is customary for the house to be delivered empty and tidy to the buyer. During the final inspection, it is checked whether the home meets the agreements made in the purchase agreement. In this article we will discuss the important aspects of the transfer and final inspection of a home. We will discuss what needs to be checked, what documents and agreements are important, and how the property should be left behind. In addition, we will answer some frequently asked questions regarding this topic. ZSM House Clearance is ready for you!

What is transfer when selling a house?

When selling a house, the transfer is arranged via a notary. The transfer means that ownership of the home is transferred from the seller to the buyer. This process usually takes place after the purchase agreement has been signed and financing has been arranged. The transfer is confirmed by means of a deed of delivery, which is drawn up by the notary.

Important documents and agreements

There are various documents and agreements that are important when transferring a home. First of all, there is the purchase agreement, in which the agreements between the buyer and seller are recorded. This agreement contains, among other things, the purchase price, the delivery date, and any resolutive conditions.

In addition, there is the deed of delivery, which is drawn up by the notary. This deed regulates the legal aspects of the transfer. The notary ensures that the transfer of ownership takes place legally and ensures the registration in the land registry.

The role of the notary

The notary plays an important role in the transfer of a home. He or she ensures that all legal aspects are handled correctly and that the interests of both the buyer and the seller are protected. The notary checks, among other things, the identity of the parties, draws up the deed of delivery and takes care of the financial settlement.

The final inspection of the home

The final check of the home takes place before or during the final inspection. This usually happens on the day of the transfer, before the deed of delivery is signed at the notary. During the final inspection, it is checked whether the home meets the agreements made in the purchase agreement. Both the buyer and the seller are present.

What should you check during the final inspection?

During the final inspection, several aspects of the home should be checked. Firstly, it is important to check whether the home has been delivered empty and clean. This means that all movable property, such as furniture and personal belongings, must be removed. In addition, any meter readings must be noted.

It is also important to check whether the home is in the condition as agreed in the purchase agreement. Any defects or deviations must be reported and remedied if necessary. This includes damage, missing parts, or non-functioning equipment.

Movable property and the transfer of the home

When transferring a home, it is important to make clear agreements about movable property. Movable property is all property that is not firmly attached to the home, such as furniture, curtains and loose equipment. The purchase agreement specifies which movable property does or does not belong to the home and whether these will be taken over by the buyer.

The delivery of the house

The delivery of the home takes place after the final inspection and the signing of the deed of delivery at the notary. At that time, the home is officially transferred to the buyer. The seller must ensure that the home is completely empty and cleared, with the exception of any agreed movable property.

How should the home be left behind?

At the delivery of the house the seller must ensure that the property is left in the same condition as during the viewing, unless otherwise agreed. This means that the house must be delivered broom clean. Any agreements regarding, for example, sweeping and leaving the shed and garage tidy must be adhered to.

In addition, all keys and any warranty certificates must be handed over to the buyer. The seller must ensure that all meter readings are passed on to the relevant authorities, so that the buyer can have the utilities transferred into his or her name.

Checklist for the final inspection

It is useful to use a checklist during the final inspection to ensure that all important points are checked. Below is an example of a checklist:

  1. House empty and clean
  2. Movable property available as agreed
  3. Report any defects or deviations
  4. Record meter readings
  5. Hand over keys and warranty certificates
  6. Have utilities transferred to the buyer's name

Conclusion

When transferring a home, it is important that the home is delivered empty and tidy to the buyer. During the final inspection, various aspects of the home are checked, such as the condition of the home, any defects, and the presence of movable property. It is important to make clear agreements about the transfer and record these in the purchase agreement. By using the checklist and answering any frequently asked questions, the transfer process can run smoothly and discussions and problems can be avoided.

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Frequently asked questions about transferring a house

Should the house be delivered empty and clean?

Yes, in principle the house must be delivered empty and clean to the buyer. This means that all movable property must be removed and the home must be broom clean.

What belongs to the house and what does not?

The purchase agreement specifies which movable property does or does not belong to the home. In general, loose furniture and personal belongings are not included in the sale, unless otherwise agreed.

Who arranges the deed of delivery and what are the costs?

The deed of delivery is drawn up by the notary. The costs for this are usually borne by the buyer, unless otherwise agreed.

What happens if the house is not empty upon transfer?

If the home is not empty upon transfer, this can lead to problems and delays. The buyer has the right to declare the seller in default and possibly demand a fine of 10% of the purchase price.

Who will hand over the keys at the notary?

The key transfer usually takes place at the notary at the time of the transfer. The notary ensures that the keys are handed over to the buyer.