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.
What constitutes a failed home inspection?
A house inspection is simply a visual evaluation of its condition. Think of it as being similar to an annual checkup. A failed inspection is kind of like uncovering something bad during your physical. Just like your doctor, the inspector will point out all the things that need to be repaired or replaced.
What do they look for during a home inspection?
A home inspector will look at a house’s HVAC system, interior plumbing and electrical systems, roof, attic, floors. windows and doors, foundation, basement and structural components, then provide a written report with results.
Are home inspectors liable for anything?
Liability. The real estate home inspector is liable if he misses any problems, whether major or minor, with any of the items on his checklist. Some might be minor, like a leaky faucet, that a buyer would overlook and not pursue. The inspector’s mistake will cause the buyer to have to purchase a new furnace.
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.
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.