About the Termite Inspection
During a recent conversation with one of our clients we were asked about how a home buyer should proceed with the issue of a termite inspection and the following questions were asked:
- Who orders the termite inspection?
- Who pays for it?
- Who is responsible if there is any repairs or work required to fix termite damage?
These are all important questions to ask if you’re a home buyer because a home that has termites can be a huge problem if the termites are not dealt with before you move in that’s why in this article we will break down the termite inspection so you will have a better understanding of it.
The Termite Inspection Depends on The Buyer
During the process of writing an offer on a home, you’re going to find a section in the paperwork which gives you the ability to ask the seller for a termite inspection report.
This report costs $80 to $100, but it’s your first line of defense in knowing what’s really going on with the home, especially if any work needs to be done to remove termites or repair the damage they have caused.
Who Is Responsible for Making the Repairs To The Home?
During the 30-day escrow process in Southern California, you have the ability as a home buyer to submit a request for repairs to the seller.
The request for repairs can typically include repairing termite damage, plumbing, electrical, or anything else that was brought up during the home inspection.
Even though a buyer has the ability to request repairs, the catch is that the seller also has the ability to reject those repairs as well.
The termite inspection report and repairs is another reason why it’s important for you, the buyer, to have an experienced Realtor® representing you because, this will ensure that your best interests are represented during the home buying process.
Contact Fred Sed Realty
To learn more about the termite inspection, or to search for homes in Southern California, contact Fred Sed Realty by calling us at (800) 921-9231 or connect with us online.