Short Sale Banks, as a rule, do not pay for termite or home warranty. Your agent should have made this clear at the beginning of the transaction. They will only pay for items required to transfer clear title (which might include City Reports and Retrofits, health and safety issue, senior liens, etc.). The Short Sale lender is being asked to take less than what is owed to them so that you can buy the house. If you negotiated well, you should be getting a great deal on the house. Would you want to tank this deal over $2,000 in termite work?
All that being said, everything is negotiable. Although in short sales the bank, pretty much, holds all the cards. You can request these costs and have the listing agent present them to the bank. Your chances of having them paid are slim, but if you don't ask, your chances are zero. Good luck. Hope you love the home you are buying. Dare to Dream.
Shel-lee Davis, CDPE
Your Real Estate Consultant for Life
RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
Not sure why the listing agent would have to take a hit on his commission since they are not buying the house. Why would the listing agent take a hit and not your agent?