If a contract exists and it has been executed-- all parties involved signed the document and deposit money was exchanged--the seller(s) can only entertain offers as back-up offers--if no contract exists, the seller has the option to accept whatever offer he/she wishes--your agent can advise you best as it relates to your specific situation.... more
There are so many details that I would need to know before I could answer that question.
1. Was the roof disclosed on the Sellers Disclosure?
2. When did the damage occur?
3. How was the damage discovered?
4. Are you still in your Option Period?
5. Have the sellers agreed to replace the roof?
6. What is the cost of the replacement?
If you are not worried about getting your deposit and earnest money back then it seems as though there is more to this scenario. If indeed there is damage to the roof and it was not disclosed and pre-existing, you can get out of the contract. You need to work with your agent or an attorney to make certain that the correct paperwork is filed. If the damage occurred after you became contractually bound, you still have grounds for termination. The contract stated that the seller must turn the home over to you in the same condition it was when you agreed to purchase, normal wear and tear considered. Again, much more information is needed for an accurate answer to be given. I would be happy to help further if you need.