What is your recourse regarding having the seller replaced the roof?

My son closed on his home 7 months ago. During the home inspection prior to closing, the inspector discovered some rotted decking under the shingles. So he asked for new roof and the seller agreed. An amendment was signed which stated at sellers expense,

Asked on June 6, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Texas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If the agreement indicated that the roof had to be replaced, that is what the seller had to do. Such an agreement would form a contract and would be enforceable: your son could sue the seller for "breach of contract" (for violating his contractual obligation) to get the cost to properly replace the roof.

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