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What Fixes are Mandatory After a Home Inspection?

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People often wonder what fixes are mandatory after a home inspection.

It’s here – the often dreaded, but incredibly valuable home inspection report! Every agent is familiar with this critical point in the transaction process. Homeowners, sellers and buyers often wonder what fixes are mandatory after a home inspection. A home inspection report is not a to-do list and, legally, no repairs are mandatory.

However, it’s important to understand which repairs are considered more urgent than others. It’s also important to remember that the purpose of the inspection is to ensure that the home is safe and in good condition before buying or selling. Many buyers will write an inspection contingency in their offer. This allows them to request repairs or terminate once the inspection report becomes available.

Common repairs that are considered more urgent:

  1. HVAC Problems: Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems are critical to maintaining a comfortable home environment. Repairs may be necessary to ensure that the system is functioning efficiently and safely.
  2. Electrical Issues: Faulty wiring, outdated electrical panels, and malfunctioning circuits are common electrical issues. These are considered more urgent, especially if they’re posing a safety hazard.
  3. Roof Damage: Roof leaks or missing shingles are all common issues found during a home inspection. These issues can lead to other damages in the home if not addressed.
  4. Structural Issues: Problems with the foundation, walls, and framing can compromise the integrity of the home. Therefore, they are considered more urgent repairs.
  5. Safety Hazards: Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers are all essential safety features in a home. If any of these features are not functioning properly, they should be replaced immediately.

It’s important to prioritize repairs based on their urgency and cost. Some repairs may be minor and inexpensive, while others may be more extensive and costly. TheQwikFix is your best next step after receiving a home inspection report. We provide an accurate quote for all issues listed so you can make informed decisions and negotiate repair credits.

While a home inspection report may highlight several areas that require repairs, not all issues need immediate attention. Some items may be considered cosmetic or minor, while others may not affect the safety or functionality of the home at all.

Common repairs that can typically wait until after the transaction is complete:

  1. Cosmetic issues: Minor cosmetic issues such as chipped paint, small cracks in walls, or minor scratches on floors are not necessarily urgent repairs. However, these issues affect the overall appearance of the home and may need to be addressed before selling or renting the property.
  2. Wear and tear: General wear and tear, such as worn carpets, faded wallpaper, or scratched countertops may not need immediate attention. However, these should be taken into consideration when negotiating a sale price.
  3. Upgrades or improvements: Upgrades or improvements, such as replacing older appliances or upgrading to energy-efficient appliances, may not be necessary repairs. However, these upgrades can improve the functionality and energy efficiency of the home and are worth considering in the long run.

While these repairs may not be urgent, they should not be ignored. They can affect the overall condition and value of a home, and become more costly to repair in the future. A quote from TheQwikFix is customizable. While we can quote any/all issues flagged in a home inspection, you can easily toggle and remove items that are less urgent. This will leave you with a final, accurate quote to negotiate repair credits. You can also hire a contractor through TheQwikFix to complete any or all of the repairs at the price we share.

Learn more today at www.TheQwikFix.com.

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