Question: How Long Do Sellers Have To Respond To Repair Requests?

How long does a seller have to respond to repair request?

There is no set time frame for them to respond but 2-3 business days is standard.

If both the buyers and sellers have not reached an agreement on the repair requests within ten business days of the seller signing the contract- then either party may cancel the contract and the buyer will get their earnest money back.

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 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.

How does seller credit for repairs work?

A seller credit can be used to pay for repairs, but if the repairs come to less than expected, the buyer isn’t allowed to keep the extra cash. You might have to give the money back to the seller or see if you could use it to purchase points from your lender.