Texas MIC question

(Mike Hartley, TREC Professional Inspector License # 23335) #1

Hey all, quick question; apologies if you’ve already answered it and I missed it. A very experienced realtor voiced the opinion that with MIC the seller is required by law down here in TX to fix any issues that arise. I don’t believe that to be the case, the seller simply knows the condition at the time of the inspection and has the opportunity to either fix or get estimates. By fixing the small things especially the process is much smoother. A win-win-win-win as Nick has said. Your thoughts?

Thanks,
Mike

(Chuck Evans, CMI TREC 7657) #2

Challenge them to cite the law that they are referring to.

The seller is required to disclose known significant deficiencies. You can sell a house with known defects. You just can’t hide the significant ones and with a pre-listing inspection, it’s hard to plead ignorance.

(Emmanuel J. Scanlan, TREC# 7593) #3

A MIC inspection falls under the TREC rules and requires the use of the REI 7-5 report form. When was the last time you read the preamble to that form?

(Mike Hartley, TREC Professional Inspector License # 23335) #4

Thank you, great point. Looks like I have my answer in black and white. ������

“ITEMS IDENTIFIED IN THE REPORT DO NOT OBLIGATE ANY PARTY TO MAKE REPAIRS OR TAKE OTHER ACTIONS, NOR…”

Mike