Yes, it is highly recommended to do a walk-through inspection prior to taking possession of your new home. A walk-through allows you to visually inspect the property to make sure everything is as you bought it and no additional damages or unexpected issues have arisen. Here are some reasons why a walk-through inspection is important:
Identify any issues: A walk-through inspection allows you to identify any issues with the property, such as damage, defects, or missing fixtures, which can be brought to the attention of the seller or builder before possession. This gives them the opportunity to address these issues before you move in.
Ensure everything is in working order: A walk-through inspection also allows you to check that all appliances, fixtures, and systems are in working order. This can include items such as the HVAC system, plumbing, electrical, and any built-in appliances.
Verify any agreed-upon repairs: If there were any repairs that were agreed upon as part of the purchase agreement, the walk-through is an opportunity to verify that these have been completed to your satisfaction.
Peace of mind: Finally, a walk-through inspection provides peace of mind that everything is in order and that you are taking possession of a property that meets your expectations and is in good condition.
Overall, a walk-through inspection is a critical step before taking possession of your new home, and it's recommended that you schedule this inspection at least a few days before the possession date to allow time to address any issues that may be identified. Please keep in mind, if there is an issue, you will want to discuss it with your realtor and/or your lawyer. This walkthrough is not a chance to not take possession. If there are issues, legal rememdies would need to be considered most likely after possession.