Going to look at my first duplex tomorrow. What should I look for? I received the sellers disclosure and nothing odd stands out.
Typical items I look for in a multi's are;
Are the utilities split? (Electric, Gas, Water)
Heating source (Gas electric oil; furnace boiler heat pump electric baseboard etc...)
Cooling source (window units, a/c units, fans)
Age of roof and type of shingle
Water heaters (electric gas and age)
Windows and doors (metal, alumini, vinyl etc....) are they double or single pane
Shut off valves on toilets and sinks
If occupied, speak with the tenants! Ask them the following questions;
-What are some problems around the place that need to be fix?
-How much is your monthly rent?
-Do you pay utilities?
-Who takes care of the outside (i.e. snow removal and grass cutting)
The list can go on forever, but I hope this helps.