Joined: 10/06/2019 11:43 AM EDT
My husband and I have put a contract on a new construction cabin. We were instructed to skip the inspection as all parts of the “build” would have been inspected before the house could be put on the market. We are past our due diligence and are set to close on 10/11. We have been given free access over the weekends leading up to closing to measure, etc. We turned the water on and surprise, the rotten egg smell from the well water was terrible. The other problem is the gas line from the ventless fireplace is dangling through the basement ceiling. Are we to assume we are to replace gas grill propane tanks after each renter leaves? There has been no mention of the large ones you see for house heating purposes. We are looking at whole house water filters at this time and have no idea what to do about the fireplace. I should have trusted my gut and had the inspection like I have always done before. Do you have any suggestions at this point or are we hosed? Thanks for all you do protecting the buyers AND sellers!
I'd get an inspection now. If it is new construction, you get the inspection and send the list and demand things get repaired. If they refuse, go to an attorney to send a demand letter. If they still refuse, repair everything and then sue them for the total amount it took to get it up to good.