What happens when there is a serious issue uncovered? One should never expect that every little detail will be perfect. However, if there are serious issues like a leaking roof, stopped up sewer system or broken HVAC these are items your realtor will help a buyer to negotiate. Typically, buyers ask for a repair, or a reduction of sales price, and sometimes for a credit at closing to cover for the repairs.
If buyer and seller are unable to come to agreement and/or one party chooses to end the contract during this period, earnest money would be returned to the buyer. However, if the period expires without formal written notice, the contingency may be considered waived. Attempts to negotiate may not be considered valid and if the contract is ended by buyer outside the inspection notice for related issues, they may not receive a refund of their earnest money. Its important to watch the timelines and deadlines for actions in your real estate contract!
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