Can You Negotiate Repairs After Home Inspection?

Most buyers do end up needing to negotiate repairs after a home inspection, but look at it as a good thing—it’s much better to have the seller handle necessary repairs than be on the line for them once the home is in your name.

What fixes are mandatory after a home inspection?

Common seller repairs after home inspection

  • Major electrical issues that are safety or code issues.
  • Plumbing, drainage, sewer, septic, or water issues (or well water issues, if applicable)
  • Mold or water damage.
  • HVAC problems that affect home comfort.
  • Leaking roofs or missing shingles.
  • Termite and pest damage.

Does seller have to make repairs after inspection?

Home inspection repairs that aren’t required

Cosmetic issues and normal wear and tear that’s found by the inspector usually don’t have to be fixed. Furthermore, “state laws may also impact your liability as a seller for any issues uncovered during an inspection.”

How long after a home inspection does the buyer have to back out?

seven days

Can you walk away after home inspection?

Walking Away During The Inspection Contingency

During the inspection period the buyer can cancel the purchase for pretty much any reason. For example a single electrical outlet is bad or even a door squeaks, the buyer can cancel the deal and get their earnest money back as spelled out in the contract.