Posted by Derek on 8:06:17 6/20/2007 from 188.8.131.52:
In reply to: Re: cert needed for settlement? posted by John Fasoldt on 22:35:40 6/7/2007 from 184.108.40.206:
If you find on the discloser form that the home was previously treated for Subterranean Termites, demand treatment record of the initial contract service. If the service is over 5-years old, easy and warranted recommendation for new treatment (Unless the home is currently under warranty). Don't take the sellers word for it, they could easily honestly confuse a General Pest Contract as a Termite Warranty. Let your Attorney decide whats what.
As for that damage you are talking about, its always a possibility of water or fungus/dry rot... Have your Licensed Home Inspector figure this out for you.
Its a Buyers beware Industry (Home Buying). Its totally up to you how to protect your investment from the get go.
Good Luck and congratulations on your new home!
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