Do you need to take time off on closing day?
If you buy a house, do you need to take the day off or time off work on “closing day”?
This is a great question from one of my first time buyers. While there are items that MUST happen on closing day, it’s unlikely that you will have to take time off work on the closing day. In fact, you won’t likely get access to the house until after 5 pm on closing day.
When will you have to take time off work for your house purchase?
You may have to take time off in the day or two before the closing day to sign all the paperwork and bring the funds to your real estate lawyer. This appointment may take up to an hour so plan accordingly. And then I suggest taking a few days off work for your move day and at least the day or two afterwards.
This way you can get the bulk of your house unpacked before you go back to real life. Chances are, if you are anything like me, the rest of the unpacking will be put off. Full disclosure. I moved a year ago and there remains a dozen half unpacked or completely sealed boxes in our garage. 📦📦📦
What MUST you do on closing day?
You must go to your new home on closing day no matter what time you get the keys.
Why? Well, all those things that you made sure were working before you bought the house will be your exclusive responsibility the day after closing day. BUT, on closing day the seller is still responsible for making sure they are in good working order. So go over to the home and make sure everything appears as it did when you purchased the house.
I'm Liisa and I love helping people moving to Ottawa make their home purchase and transition smooth and seamless. I also love helping sellers get the most for their Ottawa home. Let me know how I can help you make your real estate dreams come true.
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