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QUESTION:   If a buyer waives the inspection contingency on form 35, must a seller allow access to a licensed home inspector for the purposes of performing a home inspection?



ANSWER:  Absolutely not. An inspection of seller's home is an invasive and potentially damaging process. The only reason a seller is ever compelled to allow an inspection of seller's home is if seller granted that right specifically. In the absence of an inspection (or similar) contingency, seller does not grant buyer access to bring an inspector through seller's property, using the statewide forms. Most MLS's will sanction a buyer's broker who uses an MLS key to access seller's home for an inspection without seller's permission.

 

The Legal Hotline Lawyer does not represent Washington REALTORS or its members. To browse through our database of past Q & A's, visit www.warealtor.org. Attorney Annie Fitzsimmons writes the Legal Hotline Question and Answer of the Week. Please submit questions to legalhotline@warealtor.org . Please tell us your NRDS number when you e-mail the Hotline with your question.


 

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