Yesterday, while waiting for my clients to arrive at a home(REO), I was speaking with a neighbor who came up to greet me. After talking for a while he mentioned that the prior owner and him were friends and that the owner had the interior of his home rebuilt to look like his after the fire.(FIRE?) I asked when it happened, he said a few years ago, and that it started in the kitchen, and moved through the air ducts.
I am trying to figure out how I should work this into the report, I want to inform the buyer, but I don’t want to assume liability for the repairs made.(Everything looked good, with the exception of some cosmetic damage in the form of a few drywall nails in a closet adjacent to the kitchen showing burn-through marks)
This is what I have so far:
“There is evidence of previous fire damage to the property in the entry closet.(Burn through marks from the nails on the drywall). It is assumed that repairs have been made to to the property, and inasmuch as we do not endorse these repairs, you should verify with the seller that such repairs were made, and request documentation and permits from the sellers regarding the same.”
What do you think?