Originally Posted By: dbowers
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Why do you care - do your job. About once a month I run into stuff like that. Last month I had a seller that wouldn’t let us put our ladders up against his gutters - didn’t want them scratched or bent???
No problem - it shortens my inspection. I'm an easy going guy! Here were my comments on the report.
"The roof inspection was limited by the seller refusing to allow the inspectors to place ladders against the house or the guttering. Therefore we had no way to access the roof and walk it looking for damages. We viewed it from the ground with binoculars, but due to the height and angles of the roof - all areas of the roof were not visible. This PARTIAL INSPECTION was VERY LIMITED. We can not verify the absence or presence of any DEFECTS with the roof, vents, flashings or other rooftop accessories. We recommend having a professional roofer reexamine the roof prior to closing. This may require a long boom truck and lift to access the roof if the seller still refuses someone access by use of a ladder".
"We suggest having the seller bear this financial burden because in my opinion he is the cause of the roof not being properly inspected. If this is not feasible we recommend escrowing $3,500 - $4,500 from the sellers proceeds so when you take possession you may do your own inspection and repair any defects if needed".
The roof was a 3-5 year old comp roof that looked in good condition. You could completely roof a house of this size for about $6500 in my area.
I'm easy to get along with and love to play with a $shole of a seller.