There is no law that says they have to make such a repair. You can ask the sellers if they would be willing to address it but in the end they are not required to. Of course, you can always walk away from the deal if it bothers you. This is assuming of course that you are not already in contract. If you are in contract, speak to your attorney. If I can be of further assistance, please let me know. Good luck!
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Senior Loan Officer
STERLING NATIONAL BANK
310 Crossways Park Drive
Woodbury, NY 11797
First, refer to your purchase contract and any addendums you may have done. That said, if you have an inspection contingency and it has not been removed, you can request that the seller do the repairs. They have to agree in writing for it to be legally binding. However, they don't have to do the repairs - you can simply request they do them. If they don't want to do them, you can either do them yourself after you own the house or you can cancel contract. Or, you and the seller can meet somewhere in the middle. If your purchase contract states the seller will repair termite issues, then, yes they have to do the repairs.