Sidewalk Repair

The upkeep and maintenance of sidewalks, public or otherwise, adjacent to a property is the responsibility of the home owner. As such, a buyer is advised to have a qualified professional examine the sidewalks for cracking, settling, or any other potentially hazardous conditions. 

Conversely sellers are advised to note any known problems on the Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement.  Both seller and buyer should weight the cost of improvements against the sale price and value of the home.