If the Inspector finds problems, which we most likely will.
Does that mean that its a bad property or that you should not buy it.
What do we do now?
The Inspection does not restrict itself to Inspecting for major defects in the house. Our Inspector will list items that should be repaired, but not necessarily by the seller before the house is purchased. The Inspection report will gives you a better understanding of what you are buying, and the opportunity to re-negotiate your purchase price based on the work that needs to be done.
Or, you can ask the seller to have the work or repairs undertaken before you close on the property. As a home buyer, you should insist that all repairs which the seller agrees to make to critical components (such as electrical, heating, cooling, roof etc.) are made by licensed contractors.
You should ask for copies of the invoices showing that the work has actually been done. Feel free to phone the contractor and satisfy yourself that the work was completed in the manner you expected it to be done.
NOTE: The Inspection addendum forms used by most Realtor’s in Ohio limit what you as a buyer can ask the seller to repair or replace. The standard form states that you can only ask that the seller repair or replace any item that is defective or relates to safety or habitability.