Bristol Township requires that "Heating systems must be maintained in safe and good working condition" and Bristol Borough requires a heater certification but the oil tank condition is not likely a part of the U &O inspection. Virtually all issues that crop up in U&O or your home inspection are negotiable between buyer and seller regarding who pays for repair. You should request repairs in your Reply to Inspection addendum and negotiate from there. Knowing an estimate cost of repair going in will help you make a smart decision. The attached link can give you insight in what is expected regarding townships in Pa.... more
Hi Don, I use to live in your neck of the woods and now live in Croydon. I am not a real eastate agent i am a real estate investor and as such you wouldn't have to pay the 6% commissions you would to agents. One of the ways I can help is for you to lease option/rent-to-own a home. What this does for you is allow you to move in to a home relatively quickly and then take the necessary steps needed to improve your credit instead of waiting for your credit to improve first and then moving, and as I mentioned I use to live where you live and can't blame you for wanting to move and it's my guess that you would rather move sooner than later.
You didn't mention if you own the home your currently living in but if so I can help you sell that home as well.
Go to my website SCBProperties.com and leave me your information and I'll let you know if you can move sooner rather than later. Thanks, Steve
Stephen C. Berlanger