When did a request for repairs under a Home Inspection Contingency become a Counter-Offer??? Or, did it???
Pam Crawford writes:
"What most buyers who are purchasing a home do not understand is that once you ask the seller to do something as a result of the home inspection, you are renegotiating the binding contract, and the seller could decide not to sell anymore." See: http://activerain.com/blogsview/3388247/buyers-a-home-inspection-is-not-to-re-negotiate-the-deal-
That's a unique interpretation of the Home Inspection Contingency which has already been negotiated in the Contract of Sale.
There is "As Is" and there is "As Is". Seems to me that, if the seller had no interest in a Home Inspection Contingency as a part of the Contract of Sale, they would have sold the property as banks do when selling a REO with the Home Inspection for the buyer's information purposes only and the understanding that the seller will MAKE NO REPAIRS.
Unless the seller sells the home with this inspection contingency, any repairs requested by the buyer are pursuant to a Contract of Sale with a Home Inspection Contingency that has already been negotiated and accepted by the seller.
NOT A COUNTER-OFFER. I do not believe that a Home Inspection Report requesting repairs is a Counter-Offer. The seller accepted the Home Inspection Contingency as a part of the Contract of Sale. The contract has already been negotiated and is not being re-negotiated.
What is generally not acceptable under a Home Inspection Contingency is when the buyer tries to renegotiate the price of the home based on the home inspection report.
We All Get That.