What Happens if You Refuse to Do Repairs Requested by Your Buyer?

By Home Bay

Posted on December 5th, 2019

During the inspection contingency period, your buyer has a right to bring in various inspectors to check out the quality and state of your home. So what happens if the inspector finds things wrong, your buyer submits a request for repairs and you don't want to fix them?

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If you refuse to do repairs, your buyer can back out of escrow citing the inspection contingency. If your buyer really wants the home, they also have the opportunity to accept that you're not going to do the repairs and move forward with the sale. Alternatively, a buyer and seller could negotiate a cash credit in lieu of repairs. A cash credit reduces the amount of money the buyer has to bring to closing so that the buyer can make repairs on their own terms after the closing.

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