If the buyer for my home is past his inspection period and he now wants a roofer to come look at the roof, am I obligated to let his roofer come?

they buyer for my house waived his right to inspection and now the 7 day period

is past. Now he wants a roofer to come over and inspect the roof. I do not want anyone on my property, especially if we are not home obviously for liability reasons. Am I obligated to let this roofer on my property? Isn’t that something that he should do after the finalization of the sale? He is holding up the process for my new home as well.

Asked on October 10, 2018 under Real Estate Law, Florida


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

A purchase and sale agreement to but a house is a legally binding contract. Accordingly, its terms must be honored. Therefore, once the inspection period has elapsed it is deemed that all contingencies have been met. The buyer has no further right to conduct follow up inspections at that point. 

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

No, if the buyer waived his right to inspect and has passed the period during which he had to inspect (if he was going to), he has no right to later have an inspection, and you have no obligation to let his roofer or other inspector onto the property. At this time, he could be locked into buying the home in the condition it is in (having waived inspection) and cannot delay closing or terminate the contract for this reason. The contract of sale is a contract; he must abide by its terms.

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