Do sellers have to make repairs?
If the Seller Refuses
Even if your requests are reasonable, the sellers may still reject your addendum.
In most cases, the sellers have no obligation to fix anything.
It’s possible that the seller won’t make repairs after the inspection and refuse to offer credit.
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 does a seller have to make repairs?
When he/she submits a request for repairs, the buyer sometimes asks for particular contractors to do specific work. The seller has three days from the time of receipt to respond. In that period, the buyer cannot change his/her request.
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.
Can sellers refuse to make repairs?
They’re often referred to as “due diligence” inspections. As the seller, you can legally refuse to make the repairs. The buyer can then choose to close escrow or withdraw from the sale. In the alternative, the seller can agree to fix some things and not others and the buyer can either accept or reject this compromise.
What happens if seller does not make repairs?
In short, if an Amendment to the contract regarding repairs has been executed then it is part of the contract. If the Seller does not follow through with repairs on an Amendment to the contract in the timeline specified in the Amendment, then the Seller would be in Default.