Are your home inspection reports confidential?

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Tredyffrin Easttown Real Estate Question

Are your Home Inspection Reports Confidential?

 

This question came up recently with another agent in our office when the listing agent requested on behalf of their seller a copy of the home inspection reports. Our video below covers the confidentiality of your home inspection reports.

Tredyffrin Easttown Home Buyer asks if their home inspection reports are confidential? While it would seem that you as the home buyer pay for the inspections and thus for the reports under the agreement of sale in paragraph 13 it states the seller and their listing agent can request a free copy of any reports conducted by the buyer other than the appraisal report. So the short answer is your reports are not confidential.

However, does a seller always want to see the report? If you are terminating the agreement they may not want to see it because if there is information they are unaware of they now have a duty under the seller disclosure to update and make known any material defects.

If you are asking for a large seller credit or repairs the seller may very well want to see the report to satisfy themselves what you are asking for is actually needed and not something mentioned as an ongoing maintenance issue for later.

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Sham Reddy CRS
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Thanks for sharing!!!

If you are asking for a large seller credit or repairs the seller may very well want to see the report to satisfy themselves what you are asking for is actually needed and not something mentioned as an ongoing maintenance issue for later.

Mar 30, 2017 07:32 AM #1
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Hannah Williams
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar  One person you may not want to give a copy to is the appraiser . You may run into problems by doing so .  Good post 

Mar 30, 2017 07:40 AM #2
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Sham Reddy mostly listing agents do want to see a copy of the report or at least the summary.

Hannah Williams absolutely and the underwriters as well.

Mar 30, 2017 07:55 AM #3
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Hannah Williams
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Yes this could certainly throw a wrench Nick & Trudy Vandekar into the works

Mar 30, 2017 09:24 AM #4
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Hannah Williams it does often 

Mar 30, 2017 10:31 AM #5
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William Feela
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Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Inspection reports belong to the person who paid for it and it is up to them who they share it with.

Mar 30, 2017 11:18 AM #6
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Roy Kelley
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This is very good information to share with home buyers and home sellers.

Mar 30, 2017 04:17 PM #7
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Roy Kelley and William Feela  many buyers presume this information is theirs and their choice whether to share or not, but our agreement of sale makes it clear the seller can ask for a FREE copy of all inspections carried out.

Mar 30, 2017 06:10 PM #8
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Shahar Hillel
Augusta Financial Inc. - Stevenson Ranch, CA
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Good information.
Thank you.

Mar 31, 2017 12:50 AM #9
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Shahar Hillel thanks for commenting

Mar 31, 2017 04:26 PM #10
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nick and Trudy I always attend the Physical Inspection and get the out brief from the inspector, hence I have a good pulse on what the buyer's reaction is as well as the type of inspector we are dealing with... ultimately a good buyer's agent will know how to handle it. I report back to the sellers and let them be prepared of what is about to come their way with or without a report, Endre

Mar 31, 2017 10:50 PM #11
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
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I have always found Endre Barath, Jr.  when we have problems with inspections either the buyers agent was not present or the buyer themselves.

Apr 01, 2017 05:11 AM #12
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