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Laurie, Home Seller in New Jersey

We are selling a home in Medford new jersey. The termite inspector hired by the buyer found no evidence of

Asked by Laurie, New Jersey Fri Jun 27, 2008

infestation or damage to the structure of the house but found evidence of termites 2 feet from the structure in one small section of the property. The buyers did not ask us to do any termite treatment in their repair request but the Managing Broker of the agency we used to list our house said he would like us to get the house treated and bonded/certified. What right does he have to ask us to do anything? Our listing agent suggested he is trying to protect his office from liability. This seems very unethical to us. Anyone know whats going on here?

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I would suggest that your agent initiate an addendum that states that the buyer has received a copy of the inspection and is aware of the evidence of termites near the structure AND that buyers accept the property in its present condition and do not require the seller to perform any repairs or treatments.

That should protect you....but be sure to talk with your agent and if necessary, his designated broker or company owner/broker. Each state has its own laws but I have never heard of the representative (agent) of any company having the right to demand a seller to do anything that the seller has not agreed to do in writing,
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