Know Which Home Repairs to Request After Inspection

Posted By Liz Loadholt @ Jul 23rd 2020 3:35pm In: agent owner

Know Which Home Repairs to Request After Inspection

For this discussion, I am referencing The SC of Association of Realtors’ contract form SCR310. Once a buyer has had a home inspection, he/she should sit down with their REALTOR and go through the report thoroughly. With the guidance of the REALTOR, they will Know Which Home Repairs to Request After Inspection.

Do not askNow it depends on what type of Repair contract the buyer has ratified as to the type of repairs a buyer may ask request. Was it Repair Procedure, Due Diligence, or AS-IS?


Repair Procedure Contract --  A  Repair Procedure Contract limits the items that a buyer can request.

You may ask for:

  • To place the heating systems, air conditioning systems  in operative condition
  • To place electrical systems in operative condition
  • To make the plumbing systems in operative condition
  • To make the water supply systems and water waste systems in operative condition
  • To make the roof free of leaks
  • To address environmental concerns and 

Do Not ask for:

  • The fogged window to be replaced.
  • The roof to be replaced.
  • HVAC to be replaced because it is old.
  • The shrubs to be trimmed.
  • The scratched floor to be repaired.
  • The light bulls to be replaced.
  • The walls to be painted.
  • To be paid money in lieu of repairs.


Due Diligence Contract - with this type of contract, a buyer can ask for anything that they desire.

They can ask for:      

  • Heat/AC to be replaced.
  • Roof to be replaced.
  • The lightbulbs to be replaced.
  • Fixtures to be replaced.
  • Have the septic tank pumped.
  • Seller to change the color of his/her hair.
  • To be paid money in lieu of repairs.

You get the point  -- the buyer can ask for anything he/she wants under a Due Diligence Contract. 

There are no do not ask here.

As-Is Contract - well, it is precisely that --

The buyer can have inspections to see what he/she is purchasing. However, he/she is not to ask for any repairs whatsoever.

Do NOT ask for anything.


Back in 2012, I wrote a post Presenting a List of Requested Repairs for a Contract.  That post still applies today in 2020. I suggest reading it. Anyone with any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Mama Liz Signture

Liz@agentownedrealty.com


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