Have a water test done. If it is not 0-0, repeat every week
until 3 readings of 0-0 are obtained
Look for a survey, well records and permit, septic drawings
and compliance certificate
Consider having a well inspection done. That way if there
is a problem with the quantity or quality of the water or the
well, it can either be looked after prior to listing and there
will be no surprises during a buyers inspection- or the repair
costs can be taken into consideration when pricing your home.
Find the well record ( if you do not have one, contact the
Ministry of the Environment to obtain a copy)
Look for the well cap and clear away any vegetation from it.
The current standard is for the cap to be 12” above ground.
Consider having the septic pumped and examined.
Make sure you disclose any knowledge of abandoned wells,
whether de-commissioned or not, or soil contamination from
oil/ fuel leaks /sewage
Check equipment that will be remaining with the home- are the
appliances defective? Is the hot water tank owned or rented?
What about the alarm system, the water treatment/ softener? Does
the sump pump work?
Have the furnace cleaned and serviced.
Decide what chattels you will be including in the sale and
make a list. Appliances? Window coverings? Shed? Pool and
equipment? Generator? Lawn tractor?
Find a current tax bill. If you do not have one, call the city
to ask about the total current taxes, including dollars and
Find a copy of any Home Owners Association documentation and
current year's dues.
Have a spare key for us- for the house, garage and any
outbuildings. If you have them newly made, please check them
first to ensure they fit!