A Building Inspector will provide a code inspection of the home. To help make sure that the inspection is successful, review the Pre-Inspection Checklist (PDF).
The dwelling's heating system is tested and certified to be safe for use. A required form called a Furnace/Boiler Certification (PDF) must be filled out by the hired mechanical contractor that performs these tests and turned into the building department before the final approval will be granted allowing occupancy of a tenant.
If the seller completes the inspection, a Certificate of Approval is issued that is good for six months.
The buyer must submit a Roof Acceptance Letter (PDF) prior to closing stating that the purchaser is aware of the condition of the roof of the house he/she is purchasing and accepts it in "AS-IS" condition.