DonnaOgleMember@donnaogleJoin Date: 2013Post Count: 10
I have a home I am negotiating to purchase for private rental. It has a history of termite treatments and we were aware of this, although the inspection revealed that there is not a current termite barrier at all, although this was the impression we got. So now we will approach the vendor and ask for her to either place the barrier (@$5000) and a few other minor things, or ask for a reduction in contract price. Has anyone else been in this situation…we would like some advice.Colin RiceParticipant@fmsJoin Date: 2011Post Count: 338
Have never been in that situation but would do the same thing you are contemplating BUT would also depend on the competition for the property as you could loose the deal to someone else who would not stipulate this condition.
You would have to weigh up loosing the house for 5k worth of work (depending on competition) or requesting the issues be remedied and renegotiate on purchase price or get the seller to amend. I would personally renegotiate the price and get it fixed myself to ensure it is done properly.
All the best.Jamie MooreParticipant@jamie-mJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 5,069
It's quite common. I've had two clients in the same situation as you in the last week. If there's no competition for the property then I'd give it a go. It's a legitimate request.
Jamiejenni_nextplace.com.auMember@jenni_nextplace.com.auJoin Date: 2013Post Count: 36
Absolutely Donna go for it.
Its a very common thing to do.
I agree with FMS, get the work done yourself, don't offer the seller the option to attend to it themselves. It may not be completed to your satisfaction.CatalystParticipant@catalystJoin Date: 2008Post Count: 1,404
Put your concerns and revised offer in writing and give it to the real estate agent. As others said- depends on how the market is as to whether they will accept.
No harm in asking but decide whether it is a deal breaker for you.
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