01 Aug Under contract on home, inspections show only a couple major items (septic and chimney, specific to furnace flue, lead paint in bilco doors). Looking for suggestions on how to approach seller.
House was built in 1967, Rancher that had a major renovation in 2005 which extended the kitchen and added a master. We just completed all the inspections and only major items were with the chimney, septic draining, and lead paint on the bilco doors for basement access.
Chimney: The previous owner installed a wood stove which connects into the furnace flue, not code, and the flue needs a new steel lining plus removal of that line. Plus fireplace needs some work on the flue.
Septic: Inspection found that the tank is sealed properly but the water didn’t drain as it should. They think it’s possible root damage to the dry well or drain field but needs more investigation.
Bilco Doors: Found to contain lead paint. Didn’t look like it was peeling so not sure how concerning this is.
Any suggestions on how we should approach this with the seller would be much appreciated. Our thought was to request an escrow or something be setup upon sell of the house for these fixes and we would work to get them addressed. Anyway, let me know. Thanks!