Your risk and exposure will be the cost of the inspections. Make sure your contract clearly defines your rights to cancel the contract with inspections contignecies.
Although the seller is stating this in the counter, the same seller may view things differently if a report indicates a problem. If you like the property, you can proceed and if your own reports from your choice inpsectors provide an all clear, it becomes a moot point.
Do make sure that your contract clearly defines your rights to cancel under the inspeciton contigencies.
Good luck and keep us posted.
Yes... they are normal conditions.
You don't have to agree to any of the conditions.
Too many homes to choose from.
Just say "NEXT" if you are uncomfortable with what is presented to you.
You are in the drivers seat. Not the Seller and certainly not the listing agent.
Most of people do order JCP report, so that's fine. They have the tax info also a clue report (about the insurance claims on the house); both are informative and do not cost much.
Seller's Termite Report will have precedence is not normal. Sellers have to provide any and all report they have that might affect the value of the house, terminte report being one However, requiring you to have theirs are precedence is odd.
Either way, do your own inspection - I like to do independent inspection and better yet, be there when the do the inspection to learn first hand of any potential problem - then check it against seller's inspection report.
You can still negotiate but you two don't have to agree. Then it will depend on how severe the problems are, how big difference you two are before you decide if you will stay with the property or find a new one.
A JCP Natural Hazard report is fine. They actually have a great property tax breakdown that clients tend to like a lot.