Purchase Offer With a Flu Contingency?
My client (buyer) was supposed to have a general home inspection done today. On Monday afternoon, I received a call from the inspection company, letting me know that the inspector was down with the flu. Could we reschedule or should we hope that the inspector feels well enough when Wednesday rolls around? We rescheduled. And now we are in danger of meeting our inspection contingency deadline.
Not only did I, nor the buyer, want to be exposed to the flu, but having an inspection done today would have brought the flu into the sellers' home. The inspector touches (without washing their hands first) many items in a home that the seller will subsequently be touching later that day.
- Sink Faucet Handles
- Kitchen and Bathroom Cupboard Handles
- Oven Controls
- Dishwasher Controls
- Shower Controls
- Door Handles
- Anything in the home the inspector happens to lean on or grab
What we needed in our purchase offer was a flu contingency. We may miss our inspection contingency deadline by a day or maybe even two. But we'd rather be late than sick. And I hope the sellers feel the same way.