Its too bad that you probably spent a few hundred bucks on an inspection, but obviously the seller thinks that someone else will be willing to take this treasure off of his hands on his terms. If the value is not so great that you are willing to do the repairs yourself, then you are probably better off to walk away and find another house. You might even look for one that has been pre-inpsected. They are few and far between, but it happens. Just remember, its still no guaratee that the seller has done all the repairs, but you do know the condition of the property before you make any investment of your money or your time.
vent.A water stain was found on the Hall Bath ceiling above the toilet. Area was dry at time of inspection and should be repaired.The exterior outlets were not GFCI protected. This is a safety hazard and should be addressed by a licensed electrician.
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) are electrical devices (receptacle or circuit breaker) which are designed to protect
people from electric shock.AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter) protection is not present in this property. This property was built before the original
AFCI requirement by the NEC (National Electrical Code) in January-2002. The TREC SOP (Standards of Practice)
requires this observation and notes the lack of this protection is a recognized safety hazard.
â€¢ This panel may be under sized for todayâ€™s modern family. I would recommend a licensed electrician to address this
issue and any other he may find..The roofing is nearing the end of its life cycle.Damaged or missing roofing material should be repaired. All roof penetrations should be
examined and sealed as necessary.
However, those are all issues that can be negotiated. I am not sure how disclosure laws work in Texas, but here in California once a home inspection has been done, and the seller has a copy of it, they are required to share it with anyone who writes an offer on the house. If they fail to disclose the inspection, then they are being dishonest and subject themselves to possible law suits. It is probably in their best interest to try and make it work with you. If they are not willing to fix the problems ( I'm guessing they don't know how and/ or don't have the money,) then ask for a price reduction or a credit at closing, so you can fix the problems.
Even if the deal doesn't work out. the inspection was not a waste of money because it saved you a lot of money and headaches in the long run. Remember, most sellers do not have knowledge or skills to recognize potential problems. We tend to get used to our homes and things like bad water pressure just seem normal. They are not dishonest, just not lacking in skills and knowledge. That is why a home inspection is so important. Good luck to you.