Replace the door... My buyers wanted a home to close this month, the sellers wanted the home to sell. After 3 deals fell through for the seller over the deck not being secured to the house, both buyer and sellers agreed to build a new deck together. They did it over the weekend and closed on Tuesday. This was a conventional loan too.
By the way, there wer missing electrical plate covers missing and the lender wanted them covered to close as well. I replaced them. In this market we have to work coopertively to close every transaction.
All lenders are reluctant to loan, so you will not win. Get another door and close and if you can not afford another door, I am sure your agents can offer a good suggestion.
Thumbs up to Lorie & Rrockinblu's responses.