So, after our offer was accepted we had an inspection this morning.
There were some major concerns, most notably with the roof. Shingles missing, shoddy patchwork and definitely a concern about the age. The inspector said the roof is probably 15 years old...though the disclosures said it was "probably around 8 years old".
There were also some code issues, nothing major there but obviously need to be taken care of. But there was also an issue with the upstairs bathroom and the plumbing.
My question is...now that we go back to the seller and show him the list of concerns that need to be addressed, how realistic is it that sellers handle them?
I dont expect a new roof, but I want at least half of the cost at closing. The code issues NEED to be addressed as does the bathroom plumbing. It seems like a lot that he will have to have taken care of...aside from some other minor concerns we have.
But in everyones experience, how likely is it that the seller takes care of these kinds of things?
Also, they advertised a first floor laundry and didnt even bother to put in a gas line for the dryer...or a powerful enough outlet to handle an electric dryer...
Keep in mind we are going FHA...some of this stuff will come up again in their inspection/appraisal if not addressed.
I dont think homeowners insurance will cover replacing an old roof. If it was damaged by a storm or something...sure. but not a roof that has deteriorated on its own.
So my inspector just called me (hes awesome) saying that as he blew up the pictures the roof is in much worse condition that previously thought. Lots of missing shingles.
How the seller can get away with claiming its an 8 year old roof is beyond me. He also thinks the chimney does not even exit to the roof! **bleep**? how does that even happen???
If you are able to get the home insured with such a decrepit roof, you will not get the best insurance premium until you fix the roof.