My seller client disagrees with the buyer’s inspector’s finding that an item needs to be repaired. Does a seller have to make the repairs requested by a buyer?
No. There is no requirement for a seller to make any repairs. However, a seller who rejects any repair amendment or refuses to negotiate any repairs risks the buyer terminating the contract if the buyer has an unrestricted right to terminate the contract and is within the termination-option period.
To avoid this situation, a seller who disagrees with an inspection report provided by a buyer could consider hiring another inspector to inspect the property or the items in dispute in an effort to continue negotiating with that buyer.