If it is a pest inspection I would assume that the entire area would be inspected. If anyone would choose where to inspect I would assume that it would be the owner, potential buyer, or the inspector. However if you really want to be cautious then I would make sure all area is inspected. http://www.jha.com.au/building-and-pest-inspections... more
Typically, yes. It is a standard clause in the purchase contract. The occupants, however, do not usually need to have vacated the property prior to the walk through unless specified in writing.... more
Real Estate agents are not Structural Pest Inspectors. They can recommend Termite Inspection Companies they have used in the past and had good results with. They can recommend expanding the inspection to include garages, outbuildings, etc by suggesting that to their clients.... more
Sounds to me like the seller may have received a better offer and is trying to get out of the deal. He can not unilaterally decide to change the terms and conditions he agreed to. Otherwise what's the point of a contract! If you have not removed your contingencies you should be fine.... more
Most termite companies will offer some warranty of their work. However if they didn't do any work and only provided a clearance that's something different because as you correctly point out the swarming may have occurred recently. If it is a reliable local builder they may be willing to help you out as well assuming their reputation is important to them. Incidentally, this is not an uncommon situation whether it is new construction or a resale, unfortunately.... more
For any legal questions/help needed, please consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate--have all your related paperwork reviewed and see exactly what options you may have--then go from there.
You could have your agent speak to the sellers agent, If it can't be solved, you should be entitled to be get all your expenses back.... more