Asked by Mike Anderson, Oakland, CA • Fri Dec 28, 2007
My wife and I were looking at a house that had some issues. The foundation had some work done on it in the past, and we wanted a structural engineer to look at it (particularly since the house was on a hillside).
The seller said she would refuse to look at the inspection report, obviously so that she would not have to disclose it to other potential buyers.
Is this OK? Our agent said this was within her rights, but it certainly turned us off; it made us wonder what she had to hide. So we walked away.
My agent gave me the impression there was nothing wrong with this practice, but there's an article in the SF Chronicle today that says otherwise:
What say ye?
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