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can i seller obtain a copy of the buyer’s property inspection report? If yes, is
the seller obligated by law to share that report with a future buyer should the
existing buyer withdraw?
Asked on May 18, 2018 under Real Estate Law, South Carolina
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 3 years ago | Contributor
As a general rule, the home inspection is purchased and paid for by the buyer. Accordingly, unless the purchase contract specifically requires otherwise, it is left uo to the buyer's disgression as to who should receive this the home inspection report. That having been said, getting a copy of the report is really not in your best interests. Once you see it, you are responsible for disclosing the contents in future listings should this deal fall through. If possible, see if you can only be given the pages that pertain to the repairs that the seller is actually requesting, as you already know about them.
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