Does Seller have to pay for roof and termite inspection?

Asked by Owner, Hialeah, FL Sat Dec 22, 2012

and are both inspections required to sell a house? or can you sign something in order to not have those inpections?

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Michael Cheng, Agent, San Jose, CA
Sun Dec 23, 2012
As a seller, you don't have to pre-pay for any inspections and there's nothing you'd need to sign. However, if you accept a purchase contract which stipulates that the seller shall pay for those inspections, then you'll either have to pay for them or be in breach of contract.
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Maria Cipoll…, Agent, Coral Springs, FL
Sun Dec 23, 2012
In most cases, is the buyer the one that wants to know the conditions of the house and pays gor an inspection on that property. But, in any real estate transaction everything is negotiable.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone

Century 21 Tenace
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Stephanie Le…, Agent, Miami Lakes, FL
Mon Jan 7, 2013
Normally the buyer pays for any and all inspection they wish to have performed on the property.

Now, if you have accepted a contract that states the seller will pay then you are the responsible to pay. Otherwise inspections are paid by the buyer.

Why would you want to sell to a buyer and not allow them to know what they are buying?

Would you buy a home from a seller who is denying you the right to inspect?

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Yes I would I want my benifit not the buyers
I could give a rats behind less about the buyer
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Ann Ryan, Agent, Doral, FL
Sun Dec 23, 2012
Normally the buyer pays for inspections, and can order up what they want. However, if you do have termite issues, it may make more sense to bring in a company to treat them, and then allow the buyers to inspect the property. Termites, like roof leaks, turn away most buyers. Give me a call, I'd be happy to send you the comparables for your property. As you probably already know, the houses in the older section of Hialeah are selling quickly now, and prices are rising rapidly.
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