after waiving home inspection on your signed purchase contract, can you modify it so you can get it

Asked by Summer, Tennessee Sun Dec 2, 2007

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Pam Winterba…, Agent, Danville, VA
Mon Dec 3, 2007
Great question, good answers.

Here is another spin it.....creat an addendum requesting an inspection and present it to the seller.
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Patti Pereyra, , Chicago, IL
Sun Dec 2, 2007
I agree with Linette; it's a question for an attorney.

However, if the inspection clause is a contingency that you waived, you *may* still be able to obtain an inspection for your own peace of mind. Just be aware that you will not be able to use any outcome of that inspection to either get out of the contract or to request any repairs, since you did waive that privilege.
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Mike Kelly A…, Agent, Santa Rosa, CA
Mon Dec 3, 2007
it all depends if you are in your "due diligence" period. Every state is different. In the greatest state of California if you are still within your "Physical Inspections" time line you can order and pay for any report you wish. In this care I'd simply tell the listing agent due to current inspections of the subject property a home inspection will be performed. That's a courtesy as you really don't need permission. It just creates conflict within your relationship with the Seller. They might have opted for your deal because you had "waived the home insepction" to make your offer more attractive. You risk alienating the Seller who may get back on their heels and dig in on any further negociations. But if presented properly and for good reason you might be able to pull it off. I'd follow Pam's lead and put in in writing on an addendum to clear the air.
If you're beyond your due diligence period of inspections and have already waived your inspections clause you might be up a creek!! In this case, it's talk to the attorney time!
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Linette Carr…, Agent, Wilmington, DE
Sun Dec 2, 2007
Good question for a Real Estate lawyer. Probably not though. Your contract is a binding agreement. when the seller signed it they agreed that you would buy their property without inspections and you probably got a price that reflected that.
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