Perhaps the sellers will call in their own service people to verify, (or not) whether an issue exists.
Home inspections can vary depending on the inspector - they are not all created equal!
One has to first determine what is signigifcant..or cosmetic in nature, and then proceed from there.
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The seller's disclosure will need to be updated to now include the known defect, and going forward it will still remamin a potential negotiation point. The seller may luck out and find a buyer that is willing to look past it. Depending on the significance of the repair it may negatively impact the ability for a bank to finance the property. Lastly, if every buyer either wants the issue taken care of, or to be compensated to handle themselves, and the seller refuses, then the seller will obviously have a very difficult time selling the property.
Ryan C. Garrity
U S Spaces, Inc.
2043 Locust St., 1F
Philadelphia, PA 19103
1) aluminium wiring ; while not ideal, does not necessarily pose an undue risk if still in good condition.
2) exterior decks and porches ; typically suffer signs of deterioration but arnt critically damaged to a point of requiring replacement as buyers may desire.
3) roofing. roofwork can be subjective. one inspection may decry the roof as ready to fail while another inspector may speculate another 5years of service.
remember one mans trash is another mane treasure.
IT DEPENDS ON THE NATURE OF THE FAILURE!
Here in Florida there are rogue inspectors.
One inspector included on the report as a crucial repair, the need to fully seat the power cord into the receptacle. Some include flooring tiles that may be cracked, and my all time favorite, reversed polarity outlets! You do not disclose the nature of the failure that inspired your question.
Without knowing the nature of the 'inspection failure' the action of the seller can not be predicted. A home owner should not be exposed to the extortion of a rogue inspector.
In many situations, a home is sold 'As-Is' to indicate to the buyer such demands for cosmetic issue will not be receive a response. 'As - Is' sale can also provide additional cost containment for the seller. Could that have been the situation of the home in question?
In those situations where there is a material affect on the property, such as an active roof leak, non-functional HVAC or that room addition with deteriorated piers. These conditions would compel the seller to correct, compensate or reject the purchase offer. The seller would need to disclose such conditions to any future buyers. These issues don't magically go away so it is usually best to attempt to reach an agreement with the existing buyer.
Normal practice, here in Florida, when homes are sold with the assistance of a real estate professional, a failed purchase offer caused by an inspectors report containing 'reversed-polarity' will be disclosed to future potential buyers. The objective of such reports are transparent. There comes a point in time when enough is enough and folks stop dancing and you either buy or go shopping.....again.
Help us out a bit. What was the nature of the failure?
Best of success to you.