Items in these categories should be addressed either at time of sale or prior to occupying the home. Often a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property.
Realize that the seller is under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the Inspection Report. No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective. Do not kill your deal over things that do not matter. It may be inappropriate to demand that a seller address deferred maintenance items, conditions already listed on the seller’s disclosure or nit-picky items.
No home will “fail” an Inspection. The purpose of the Home Inspection is to educate you as to the condition of the Home. This applies to new homes with minor issues and to old Homes that may seem to be falling apart. It is important to keep things in the right perspective. Any home is worth the price you are willing to pay, if you are well aware of its condition.