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An inspection report is a terrific source document that explains the nature and location of defects throughout the property, so yes - absolutely share it with your Seller when you're asking for repairs.
Salt Lake City, UT
If needed, yes.
Hi Gary -- If I was a seller and a buyer was asking for repairs or credits, I would expect to see a report. How could I intelligently address the request without it. Many buyers look at the inspection as a time to re-negotiate the purchase agreement.
Lakewood Ranch, FL
It is a requirement if serving notice of repairs.
If needed, share it.
Always. Per our contract.
In my area if you are requestiong repairs and they ask for a copy you are to furnish it.
I think it is a good idea to forward the entire inspection report especially when there is a mile long list of safety or material defects and the buyer is only concerned about have four or five items repaired. Most sellers feel fortunate that the buyer did not ask for more when they see the full 38 page report.
I always share the reports, especially if I request for repairs based on that report( unless, it is an appraisal that came way above the negotiated price).
The Buyers paid for the report, not the sellers. Let them buy their own report. Just ask for the repairs.
I think it is a mistake not to share it if requesting repairs.
When I have buyers asking for repairs, I share the report. When I have sellers that are being asked to do repairs, I want to see the inspection report.
If you're asking for repairs, you'd better be prepared to provide the listing agent with a copy of the inspection report.
That is a contract requirement in Oklahoma. Kind of a strange question unless you are from a state with no repairs.
If buyer is asking for repairs, we provide entire report to listing agent/sellers.
First, you need the ermisssion of the buyer who actually owns the report. It can make your case if you are not believed.
That is what I did when the buyer's agent requested a $3,000 price consession based on the results of the inspection report. No repair list. No inspection cover page, No repair report.
Perhaps that agent could hear me laughing across the many miles that separated us. No concession or repair was considered.
Today, the buyer agent submitted a detailed repair list, no inspection cover letter or inspection report. My contractor verified the need for repair and the seller will have it done.
There are many ways to address repair concerns, but all of them require precise language and clear directives. The inspection report is not mandatory.
Not like an Appraisal Report where confidentiality is upheld, the Inspection Report has the info documented in need of repairs (disclosed defects). Although paid by the buyer, it would be a wise move to let the seller review just in fact what the buyer is asking for in repairs.
A courtesy, and professional way of doing business. Great post and discussion by everyone, thanks......
Hi Gary. If the buyer paid for the inspection then it's their property. If I represent the seller I ask for a copy of it especially if there is a contigency per successful home inspection.
Definitely. Why wouldn't you?
In our area we are required to share any reports with both parties. That being said, I always provide the report to the sellers, particularly if my buyer is going to ask for repairs.
I will only share the end report but not the entire document; and only if it is okay with the buyer.
By all means, share the report with the sellers particularly when asking for repairs.
I always get a report and share it with my sellers. Nothing to hide.
If I were the sellers agent I would insist on seeing the report for the items that are being requested to be fixed.
I think sharing the report with the seller makes total sense and have been doing it for years. It enables the sellers and listing agent to understand a repair request with better perspective.