Part 27*: What Should a Purchaser and Seller Bring to a Residential Closing in New York?

The parties’ respective attorneys will generally give them instructions on what to bring to the closing. These items will typically include their photo identification (typically a valid driver license), checkbook, keys, garage door openers and passcodes. The documentation that goes with the house, such as warranties, old deeds and surveys, etc can typically be left in a binder folder in the home for the Purchaser’s benefit. Some Sellers will also give the buyer a list of vendors that have serviced the property in the past, such as heating oil, HVAC, landscaping, snow removal, garbage/carting services, swimming pool maintenance, caretakers, handyman, etc.

*Thank you for taking the time to read this article. This article is part of our “From Contract to Closing; Demystifying NY Residential Real Estate” Series. Other aspects of residential real estate transactions in New York are discussed in other Parts of this series.

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