Inspection of real estate before purchase and sale

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Oleksandr Kolesnichenko

Head of real estate and construction practice

Construction and real estate specialist, civil engineer, specializes in land law, negotiations, and pre-trial dispute resolution.

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Inspection of real estate before purchase and sale

Real estate inspection can be divided into legal and engineering.

Legal review

Checking real estate from a legal point of view is an extremely important procedure before concluding any agreements. This especially applies to land plots, apartments and houses. Let’s consider the main legal aspects of this check.

Let’s start with checking the right of ownership of real estate. This includes checking documents that prove ownership, such as a deed, sale agreement, gift or inheritance. It is important to make sure that the person acting as seller, donor or heir has full right to dispose of the property and has no encumbrances or restrictions on it.

Next, you should pay attention to the legality of buildings and structures on the land plot. This means checking the availability of all necessary permits and acts for construction, commissioning, as well as the absence of any legal disputes regarding these objects.

In the case of an apartment or house inspection, in addition to the ownership of the object, it is important to assess the availability of all necessary additional documents, including the technical passport, operating permits, acts of acceptance and transfer, etc.

It is also an important legal consideration to check for encumbrances or restrictions on the property, such as foreclosures, mortgages, liens and other restrictions that may affect the rights of the new owner.

In general, the legal aspect of the inspection of real estate before the agreement is an important stage aimed at protecting the interests of the parties to the agreement from possible legal problems and risks in the future.

Engineering inspection of real estate

The engineering aspect of real estate inspection is extremely important, as it allows you to assess the technical condition of building structures and communication systems. The main aspects of this inspection include:

  1. Condition of building structures: includes checking the foundation, walls, floors, roof and other parts of the building for possible damage, cracks, signs of corrosion or deformation of the structures.
  2. Communications Systems: An assessment of the condition of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical wiring, water supply and sewage systems is an important part of the inspection. It is important to make sure that all these systems are working properly and do not need immediate repair or replacement.
  3. Technical documentation: Checking the availability and authenticity of technical documentation, including building projects, acceptance-handover acts, building permits and other documents confirming the legality and compliance of the building with norms and standards.
  4. Environmental aspect: Assessment of the presence of potentially hazardous materials (eg asbestos, radon…) and possible sources of environmental pollution.
  5. Energcyy efficien: Determining the building’s energy efficiency and opportunities for improvement in order to reduce energy consumption and optimize costs.

These aspects help determine the general technical readiness and condition of the real estate before the deal. It is important to engage qualified engineers and lawyers to conduct this review in order to ensure the safety and soundness of the real estate transaction.

Regardless of whether you are going to buy an apartment, a house or a plot of land, it is very important to check all the possible nuances and pitfalls of real estate. Be sure to contact me!

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Oleksandr Kolesnichenko
Head of real estate and construction practice

Construction and real estate specialist, civil engineer, specializes in land law, negotiations, and pre-trial dispute resolution.

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