This is a breach of the terms of the contract. Give the seller a notice to perform, and then consider the following:
Do you really want the home? If so, consult an attorney who can a) write a threatening letter b) put a lis pendens on the property which will keep the property tied up from being sold to another party.
Then consider mediation or arbitration as per the terms of your purchase agreement.
Assuming tenant-occupied property:
You can gain access as per the terms of the rental agreement.
Remember that there are limits to what you can do during your inspections, as delineated by the contract.
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You can have your agent send the seller a notice to perform, if they stil fail to allow you access to the home for the inspection with the time line out lined in the notice to perform, you have no choice but to cancel the escrow, due to seller's failure to perform
Think about it ,if they do not want the home inspected what are they afraid of? Perhaps this is not a home you should even want to purchase.
Best of Luck to You!
Kawain Payne, RealtorÂ®
I am assuming you want to move forward with the sale, so try to find out the reason the owner will not allow the inspection to take place. Home Sales can be a very emotional thing for buyers and sellers and perhaps you can work things out by scheduling the inspection at a convenient time for the seller. This is where your excellent buyer agent will step in and try to work things out for you, and hopefully smooth the road for a successful closing.
If all else fails, you can present the seller with a "notice to perform" which gives them only a day or two to move forward.
Find a legal way to have your inspection, it is your right as a buyer.
I have inspected homes that appear to be in re-conditioned shape and with a new paint job only to find that some sellers had patched and painted over severe termite damage and water damage, things of this nature.
It takes a trained eye to locate and call out obvious defects, latent defects and potential defects, my advice to any buyer is to obtain access for an inspection because it may save you tens of thousands of dollars after you purchase..and my friend would be a huge 'penalty' for you.
You can send a notice to perform and your deadline for contingency removal extends to when Sellers make the property available but if they are not intending to carry through on the deal it may be better to know now.
I hope you have an agent representing you and not a dual agent.