Can a seller refuse to let a buyer inspect?
05/19/2015 | Author: Legal Staff
My offer on a property listed “as is” was accepted by the seller, but he won’t make the property available for inspections. I know he doesn’t want to make any repairs, but can he refuse to let me inspect the house?
No. If you used the Texas Real Estate Commission’s One to Four Family Residential Contract, the seller cannot prevent you from having the property inspected. This form includes a paragraph that says the seller has to give the buyer or buyer’s agent access to the property at reasonable times and allows you to have the property inspected. Unless that was modified in the contract, the seller could be found in default for refusing to grant you access.
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The right to inspect (7.A) is independent of the option period. It is basically an unconditional right built into the contract for every buyer.
Does this include if the seller refused to allow for an option period?
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