Due Diligence Information for Home Buyers Who Have Successfully Contracted to Purchase a House
The Buyer, at the Buyer’s expense, has the right to have the roof structural members, roof decking, and cover (shingles, slate, tile) inspected by a qualified inspector.
Get a roof inspection during the inspection period. If it comes up during the inspection period that the house may need a new roof and therefore possibly be uninsurable, then the Contract can be “busted” completely or renegotiated in some way to allow the Seller to put a new roof on prior to closing. Once the closing has taken place, the Buyer has no recourse to go back and make the Seller put a new roof on the house.