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What right does a home seller to refuse inspections and appraisals that are in the contract?

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September 29 2012 - North Valleys
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If the seller fails to meet their obligations in the contract, it becomes voidable - it doesn't automatically become void, but you can void the contract. HOWEVER. If your earnest money exceeds $200, then talk to an attorney first. You'd hate to have a $10,000 EM and think that the contract calls for something and have that be a $10,000 mistake.

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September 30 2012
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You need to be blunt with the seller. No inspections, no appraisal means no deal. Unless you are a highly experienced buyer, being shut out of both of those in your contract to buy should be a deal killer.
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September 30 2012
If you really, really want the property, there are two things you can do.  Request a meeting with your buyer agent and the Managing Broker of the Listing Agency to ascertain the reason for the lack of response to buyer agent calls.  If that fails and you still want the property, go to the home with your buyer agent and explain that you cannot get response from the listing agent and was wondering if the he/she was still interested in selling the property.
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September 30 2012
Thanks for posting your question on Zillow.com!

Can you say, "RED FLAG"!!! RUN, don't walk away from the deal.  Not sure how a seller can refuse an appraisal.

Best of luck.
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September 30 2012
Consider withdrawing from the contract based on inspection objection.  Re-write a new contract explicitly stating that owner will provide access on a specific date.  If owner doesn't accept then they don't want to sell.
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September 29 2012
If you want that house, then retain an attorney who handles residential real estate matters.
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September 29 2012
Sounds like the seller no longer wants to sell the house. Perhaps you should consider cancelling the purchase agreement and move on.
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September 29 2012
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Regular sale. Buyer's agent and listing agent in picture. Seller refuses to allow appraisal or inspections. Contract states must be done within 14 days of contract and that seller must provide reasonable access to buyer and inspector/appraiser. They have been scheduled 3 times and seller denies access to inspectors/appraisers as they are standing on the doorstep. 14 days past now. Listing agent will not respond to buyer's agent. Financing set. What to do? 
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September 29 2012
Are you working with a buyer agent? Is the seller doing a short sale?
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September 29 2012
More info would help....
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