Question: How Do You Negotiate Repairs After A Home Inspection?

Your Options After a Home Inspection

  • Ask the seller to make the repairs themselves.
  • Ask for credits toward your closing costs.
  • Ask the seller to reduce the sales price to make up for the repairs.
  • Back out of the transaction (if you have an inspection contingency in place)
  • Move forward with the deal.

What fixes are mandatory after a home inspection?

Common seller repairs after home inspection

  1. Major electrical issues that are safety or code issues.
  2. Plumbing, drainage, sewer, septic, or water issues (or well water issues, if applicable)
  3. Mold or water damage.
  4. HVAC problems that affect home comfort.
  5. Leaking roofs or missing shingles.
  6. 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

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.

What happens if Seller fails to 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.

What happens if seller does not make repairs before closing?

If the seller didn’t do repairs, yes you can refuse to close. You also need to look at what you lose if you don’t close. If you actually don’t close, you lose all your inspection money, appraisal money, and any money you put into the transaction.

How long do sellers have to make repairs?

Sellers typically get a week or two to hire contractors or do the work on his/her own, depending on how the buyer and his/her broker wrote the request for repairs. They agree to complete the negotiated repairs no less than three days from the closing date.

How do sellers negotiate repairs?

Here are three buyer tips for negotiating repairs after a home inspection.

  • Ask for a credit for the work to be done. The sellers are on their way out.
  • Think ‘big picture’
  • Keep your plans to yourself.
  • Eyes wide open.

How long do sellers have to respond after inspection?

This corrective proposal must be submitted within the period for completing the inspection (10 days unless amended). How much time may the seller take in responding to the buyer’s corrective proposal? The Agreement gives the seller five days from the end of the contingency period to respond in writing.

Do buyers back out after inspection?

Most of the time, the purchase contract will allow you an “out” if, after completing your home inspection, you decide the house just isn’t right for you. If you are past the inspection deadline, though, it is possible that your earnest money may not be refundable.

Does seller pay for repairs after inspection?

State laws, including seller disclosure laws, are the only instance where a seller is obligated to pay for repairs after a home inspection. For everything else, it’s up to the negotiations between the buyer and seller, and who pays for what depends on what is decided after the inspection report comes in.

Who pays for home inspection if deal falls through?

A: An appraisal is not part of the closing cost. It has nothing to do with the seller, it is ordered by your Lender and payment is due regardless of the outcome. It is typically paid by the buyer unless specifically negotiated ahead of time to be paid by the seller.