selling real estate, who is responsible for property survey if not agreed prior to sale agreement?

Asked by Baxter01, 32571 Wed Sep 22, 2010

recently sold property ASIS, buyer had property surveyed without my OK, is he then responsible?

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Robert Green…, Agent, Cherry Hill, NJ
Wed Sep 22, 2010
Hi Baxter01. In NJ, a survey is commonly required by the mortgage lender and is typically paid for by the buyer. If the seller has a previous survey, it might be accepted by the buyer's mortgage company.

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Dan Tabit, Agent, Issaquah, WA
Wed Sep 22, 2010
What does your contract say? If you used an agent with standardized forms this should be addressed there. Contact your agent or review the details of your purchase & sale agreement. If there was no agreement and the buyer hired their own surveyor, it would seem like they took that on themselves, but there are too many missing details to give you a good answer.
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jpower, Home Buyer, Philadelphia, PA
Fri Sep 28, 2012
we are selling a home which has a 2000 survey , the buyers mortage broker/bank is requesting a new one , who is responsible to pay for this
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Rich Visotcky…, , Manahawkin, NJ
Wed Sep 22, 2010
The buyer has a right to have the property surveyed before purchasing it and it is recommended that it be done to assure that there are no encroachments, etc. The buyer typically pays for the survey since it is for the buyer's benefit. Occasionally some municipalities require a new survey for C.O. transfer purposes. It should be addressed in the contract who will be paying for the survey if the seller is required to get one in order to obtain the Certificate of Occupancy.
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