(Closed) Bad (ish) news on the house front…

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
6743 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I don’t think you’d have to pay for the crack to be fixed.  What I (and your lawyers should have) suggest you do is get your own person to come and take a look at the crack and give an estimate. Postpone the closing and add an addendum to your contract that says that the sellers have to fix the crack in the concrete by someone who is approved by the both of you.  Or, get 3-5 estimates and come to a decision on how much money you will take off from the selling price so that you can fix the concrete.

I don’t think this is a deal breaker, necessarily!!

Post # 5
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Maggie89:  You definitely need to have a professional come look at the crack and give a proper estimate on the extent of the damage and the cost to fix it. The last thing you need is for the sellers to do a quick/cheap fix that ends up costing you a lot of money later one. Insist that things be done right by the sellers to save yourself a lot of trouble.

Post # 6
3136 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I’m going through this, too, right now. I just had inspection last week and the house needs a new roof. We’re still negotiating the issues and I’m really not sure we’re going to be able to come to an agreement. This whole process is so stressful.

I hope everything works out for you guys. Just keep seeing yourself there!

Post # 7
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Don’t stress too much.  Until you get a professional to look at it, you don’t know if it is a major foundation issue or a minor cosmetic one.  If it is just cosmetic, get the sellers to fix it and you’re good to go.  If it is a foundation thing, then you have more research to do.  But don’t think things are doomed until you know one way or the other.

Post # 9
1346 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

How did it go? I hope it was an easy fix for you!

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