Can a lender require an appraiser to modify the appraisal?We are selling a house "as is" and the lender told the appraiser to adjust the appraised amount and mark report "subject to new roof and add costs to cure" - the appraisal came in at the sale price with comps to support. This seems like the lender is manipulating an independent report and should be illegal. Any thoughts or advise?July 26 2012 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.