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Can a seller refuse to allow property inspections?

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08/05/2016 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

My seller accepted an offer on his property listed “as is” and now he doesn’t want to make the property available for inspections. I know he can refuse to make repairs, but can he also refuse to let the buyer inspect the home?

No. If you used the One to Four Family Residential Contract (Resale), the seller cannot refuse to make the property available for inspections. That form includes a paragraph that states that the seller has to give the buyer or the buyer’s agent access to the property at reasonable times and allow for it to be inspected. Refusing to grant the buyer access could result in your seller being found in default unless that section of the contract was modified.

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