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Patty, Home Buyer in Massachusetts

Does the Buyer pay to have the Title 5 inspection performed if not done?

Asked by Patty, Massachusetts Sat Aug 18, 2012

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Lynne Hagopian’s answer
Most of the time it is paid for and done by the seller. There are certain circumstances, such in some short sales, where the seller cannot pay to complete it and list that it will be the obligation of the buyer. Your buyer's agent should be able to help you determine the situation of the properties you wish to pursue.

Lynne Hagopian
Hammond Residential
508 648-0393
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 18, 2012
The seller is usually responsible for this type of inspection. You should make any offers contingent upon the passing of Title V.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 21, 2013
What if the seller has a new system with certifications available? Is another inspection really necessary? They just paid a lot of money for the new design...
Flag Wed Nov 20, 2013
It is generally the seller's duty to provide the passing Title V certificate unless otherwise disclosed in the listing that the seller is unable or unwilling to do so. Your buyer's agent should guide you on this and include this contingency of the seller providing the certificate by a specific date. Should the seller not be in a position to provide this, a buyer can take this responsibility and expense on. Either a way, it must be done unless the system has passed within the previous two years. See this link for some great info!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 7, 2013
Seller pays unless otherwise disclosed in the offer contract. Make sure you add a Title 5 contingency to the offer to protect you.
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