If you could pull your file dealing with the purchase of your home. Look specifically for a document titled "Wood Destroying Pest Inspection and Allocation of Cost Addendum". Look at Section 2, Sub-Section B and see if the box next to detached "garages and carports" has been checked. This box should have been checked before submitting your offer. If the box was checked, the Seller's by signing the document agreed to the terms and the work was therefore not completed. Somehow this was overlooked by both Agents when the Termite Inspection report was disclosed. That being said, it might be very difficult to locate the Seller's at this point to request reimbursement. And it appears that the Listing Agent is trying to avoid you. I would recommend that you try calling the Termite company that signed off on the Termite completion report when you purchased the home. Explain to them what happened and show them not only your recent Termite completion report but compare it side by side to their Termite completion report from a year ago. Ask them how this work could have been missed? Ask them why did they sign off on work that was never completed? If the garage was not mentioned in their report then ask them why this structure was missed by them, do they make it common practice to ignore such an obvious structure then sign off that the property is termite free? This is when you ask the Termite Company to repay you for this work that they missed. If you're unable to settle this matter to your satisfaction then I recommend that you speak with an Attorney that specialies in real estate law. Be sure to bring all documention with you when seeking council. Good luck
They would not have to specify the Detached Garage as part of the Inspection unless it was 200 yards away.
The Pest Company should be liable, UNLESS:
Did you ACCEPT the Inspection?
Then you probably do not have a leg to stand on.
Good luck and may God bless
I believe that the sellers were aware that there were termites in the detached garage, which is why the seller's agent didn't ask the pest inspector to inspect the garage.
When you wrote the offer, did you ask the seller to pay/repair termite damage found in the garage? There is a form you can use to ask this in the offer...right up front. Ask your agent. If you already did agree to this, then they will get it fixed and provide you a clearance from a termite company prior to the close.
If this is just informational and you did not already ask for these repairs...then you can ask now. Everything is negotiable..so your agent can prepare a Request for Repairs and send it to the sellers...include this in that request.
Hope this helps.....