If you have the time to get contractor quotes for the repairs then you can include them with your request repairs as part of the inspection period contingency release. If you don't have time to get contractors quotes to support your requested repairs, then you should detail the required repairs referencing the inpsection report and using terms such as "evaluated and repaired by a licencsed and bonded contractor" so that it is clear when the sellers are agreeing to the repairs that it is not just cousin Joe going up on the roof with a bucket of tar to 'fix it". Be careful of how you write the repair addendum as it could have some impact on your bank loan, particularly the roof and sewer issues as the bank will see the addendums and many will insist that these items be repaired prior to closing so if that doesn't meet your strategy i.e. you are looking for a price reduction vs repairs be careful.
I so hope this is helpful to you.
The Hasson Company Realtors
Turning Houses into Homes
The good news for you is that if you are not able to successfully negotiate a resolution during the 10 day inspection period you can get out of the transaction with no loss of your earnest money. Just make sure you know what your dates are.
MY ANSWER-yes! We had one done this is how we found the problem.
I am the buyer not the seller.
I do have a realtor
This is the inspection period
He is very new in the biz and I am looking for a second opinion.
Panel is alos spendy. I would guess $2000 dollars if you do not move it very far.
You need to come right out and ask for what you want. IN this market that is the only way to go.
All of these are things that you can (and should) get quotes on. Sounds like the house needs a little work. Couple of things to keep in mind. If you are the seller, it is your responsibility to take care of the roof and sewer lines. You can call any vendor and they will come out and give you a quote at no expense to you. If you are the buyer and these were found after the inspection.....you will probably end up paying for them yourself UNLESS you are still in your inspection period. In that case, you can request the seller repair them. Regardless, a good contractor will come out and give you an estimate at not cost whether you are the buyer OR the seller. I would strongly urge you to have at a minimum a roofer, an electrician and an excavation/drain company come out to do this.
It is unfortunate that you didnt have a sewer scope done. This would have identified the problems with the line. At this point you will probably need to have one done to determine exactly what and where the problems are. This will cost you about 100.00. How did you find out about this after the inspection
I hope you are being represented because it sounds like you need some assistance here. Your realtor should be able to provide you names of good contractors to provide quotes as well as discuss with you negotiating strategies. If you are under contract with no representation, my heart goes out to you. You may want to read your contract carefully (or seek legal counsel) to see where you are in the process (i.e. are you still in the repair period), whether you have received all the proper disclosures and what your options are.
I wish you well.
The Hasson Company
Turning Houses into Homes