Does seller pay for new roof?
Buying and Selling
For one thing, you can ask to have the seller pay for a new roof and you’ll increase the amount you pay for the house.
You can, on the other hand, ask the buyer to lower the asking price for the home so that you can include a new roof in the budget.
Does seller have to replace roof?
The seller might offer to replace the roof before closing, but this is not a good option. First, the seller does not have your best interests at heart. This might mean that the seller might get the cheapest roof available, which is not what you want for your home.
Do sellers usually pay for repairs?
A buyer and seller’s real estate agents will be able to fill them in on the laws in their particular state, but in general a seller is responsible for paying to fix severe water damage or mold issues, to replace missing or broken smoke detectors, and to remedy building code violations, among other things.
Should you buy a house with a bad roof?
“As long as the damage has been or will be repaired, there should be no problem buying a house with a roof that has been damaged,” says Lesh.