A property I had listed went under contract and the buyer hired a home inspector. A week later, . . .

Legal Q&A | Duty to Review Inspection Reports

QUESTION: A property I had listed went under contract and the buyer hired a home inspector. A week later, the buyer’s agent emailed me a Due Diligence Request and Agreement (Standard Form 310-T) (“DDRA”) listing several repairs that the buyer was asking my seller to complete. The agent also attached a copy of the inspection report to her email. I forwarded the agent’s email to my seller client but I never opened the inspection report. When my client refused to make any of the requested repairs, the buyer terminated the contract. I am about to put the property back on the market. I know I have a duty to disclose any material issues listed on the buyer’s DDRA, but do I also have an obligation to review the inspection report and disclose anything else material that is mentioned in that report?



Learn about the 2021 Forms Changes | TODAY at 1PM

Every July, NC REALTORS® rolls out changes and improvements to its forms and contracts. This year there are several notable changes to Form 2-T impacting the due diligence fee, special assessments, delay in settlement and buyer representation. Hear the scoop from NC REALTORS® General Counsel Will Martin TODAY, July 12 at 1pm in the Mobile Mondays Facebook Group. Join the group to catch the session live, or check our YouTube channel for the recording later this week.


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The NC REALTORS® PAC Trustee Credentials Committee is taking applications for candidates for Regions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 for three-year terms. Elections will be held at the NC REALTORS® Board of Directors meeting in October. The deadline for applications is July 31. Apply today »

Questions? Email Kristin Nash at knash@ncrealtors.org.

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NC REALTORS® is excited to bring back our CE at Sea educational adventure, February 13-20, 2022. Not only will you explore the Eastern Caribbean with your NC REALTORS® colleagues, but you’ll also get the unique opportunity to complete your 2022 Continuing Education at sea with instructor Mark Saunders. Don’t wait to register! If you book by August 5 you receive a $50 on-board credit. Learn more »


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