Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Home Inspection

We don't have the final report yet, but as expected, the roof has hail damage, and evidence of poor repairs.

I thought that so many items checked as "Do Not Know" on the seller's disclosure looked pretty shady, but let it slide until the home inspection happened.

The seller claiming they didn't know the age of the roof was especially galling, as it would have been on the disclosure statement THEY received. And seeing as we were told they are realtors, they really should have known better. One of the insurance agents we talked to about homeowner's insurance pulled the permit history of the house, and told us it was last (legally) re-roofed in 2001. For the seller to say they "didn't know" is 100% pure BS.

So, at this point, we need one run of fence replaced (we knew that already), and the cottonwood tree cut waaaay back (we also knew that), and now we have confirmation that the roof needs replacing.

Since there was a major hailstorm here in September, and there are a dozen or more houses in the neighborhood getting new roofs, it's pretty obvious that a damage claim could be filed by the current owners to cover at least some of the cost.

Anywhoo.....our contractor in-law just called his roofing guy, tree guy, and fence guy, and they'll go look at the house either this afternoon or tomorrow, and get back to us with estimates. And he said he'd be pretty surprised if the two agents let this deal fall apart over these items.

5 comments:

  1. Aggravating, I know, but it could be a lot worse. Hang in there!

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  2. "There's many a slip, twixt cup and the lip." I think all real estate closing go through this kind of thing. It's usually resolved to everyone's satisfaction so the deal can close. I hope it doesn't stress you out too much, couldn't blame you for being irritated with all of it.

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  3. They probably figured you would take their word for it since they are *professionals*.

    I expecr if they wsnt out from it, they will do as you request.

    Good luck, be safe, and God bless.

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    1. Boy, I really can't type on my phone. *sigh*

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  4. Hold their feet to the fire. If it's not repaired by them, they need to pay/allow what your contractor-in-law wants to effect the repairs.

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Keep it civil, please....