How to Deal With a Home Inspection Issue

As you may know, it’s common to include a home inspection as a condition of an offer you make on a house. It protects you from issues that you might not otherwise see during a viewing.

What do you do if the home inspector finds something wrong? The inspector might find a leak in the foundation, or windows that are old, drafty, and need replacing.

Must you pass on a property that you otherwise like?

Not necessarily. Just because the home inspector discovered a deficiency doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t purchase the home. The issue should, however, be brought up with the seller.

And that’s just what we would do on your behalf to look after your interests.

In many circumstances, we are able to negotiate an agreement that satisfies everyone involved, usually in the form of:

  • a reduction in the sale price to cover some or all of the costs of the repair or
  • a requirement to have the seller get the repairs done before you move in.

So don’t worry if the inspector finds something wrong with a house you want to buy. Chances are, we can help you and the seller negotiate a satisfactory way to resolve those issues, and you can still get the home you want.