Platinum Property Inspections explains what repairs are mandatory after a Prescott home inspection repor
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You’ve received an offer on your home and the buyer decides to pay for a detailed home inspection report. As a seller, what are you obligated to repair? Platinum Property Inspections explains what repairs are mandatory after an inspection on your Prescott home.
One thing that you must keep in mind is that a home inspection report is based on a “visual” inspection at the time of the walk-through. There will be recommendations listed of repairs thought to be needed.
An inspection will uncover any code violations, such as additions done to the property where codes were not met or proper permits were not obtained. However, an inspection is not a code inspection. If there is a discrepancy, you may want to go directly to the city or county to discuss.
Sellers, here is where you need to pay attention. Technically, you are only required to repair the warranted items, meaning those systems that must be operational in order for someone to live in the home, like air conditioning and heating, plumbing and electricity.
Sellers may be asked to correct a variety of items, such as:
- Make sure appliances are installed correctly
- Proper insulation
- Electrical outlets
- Peeling exterior paint – a potential problem with an FHA loan
- A leaky roof
- Termite problems
As a seller, you may want to consider getting your own detailed home inspection report. It will allow you to understand your property and possible hurdles to a profitable and easy close. No home is perfect and a home inspection is not meant to be a seller’s to-do list, but an understanding of what the buyer is getting.
Remember, once you are aware of problems with the home, they become items that must be disclosed to the buyer. If you have questions about what you, as a seller, may be required to fix on your Prescott home, contact Platinum Property Inspections at 928-713-0889.