Zillow Advice: Selling Process - Roof needs replaced, who is right? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Roof-needs-replaced-who-is-right/470893/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Has the roof has hail damage.&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Roof-needs-replaced-who-is-right/470893/ Has the roof has hail damage.&nbsp; If so I would request that the roof be seen by the sellers insurance adjuster.&nbsp; You need to have your realtor go over your contract and let you know if it looks like your contract is in force.&nbsp; Also has the house been appraised?&nbsp; An appraiser is hired by the lender and usually notes the age of the roof.&nbsp; The lender usually wants the roof to have a longer life then 1 year.&nbsp;&nbsp; I would talk to your agent and ask about that also.&nbsp; If all else fells talk to a Real Estate Attorney. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 22:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Roof-needs-replaced-who-is-right/470893/ 2012-12-10T22:01:00Z You need to discuss these ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Roof-needs-replaced-who-is-right/470893/ You need to discuss these issues with your buyer agent and if you are not satisfied with the outcome of that conversation, then seek legal counsel.&nbsp; Ultimately, the appraiser for the lender will have the last word.&nbsp; Good luck! Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Roof-needs-replaced-who-is-right/470893/ 2012-12-10T17:30:00Z Do you know if you are out ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Roof-needs-replaced-who-is-right/470893/ Do you know if you are out your inspection period at this point?&nbsp;You need to read your contract to see if you are obligated by the contract to agree to the repairs without the roof certification. You can negotiate with the seller to either add it to the addendum or to split the cost with you for a new roof.&nbsp;<br/><br/>If you have ANY question about what your obligations are under the contract, I would ask your agent first for their opinion and consult a real estate attorney before you make any new agreement or walk away. Doing that can help you avoid any legal issue with the seller.&nbsp; Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Roof-needs-replaced-who-is-right/470893/ 2012-12-10T16:41:00Z You're questions&nbsp; require ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Roof-needs-replaced-who-is-right/470893/ You're questions&nbsp; require legal guidance. Even if your state does not require an attorney to represent you in a contract of sale. Your decisions could have legal ramifications my advice speak to an attorney.<br/>Best of luck Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Roof-needs-replaced-who-is-right/470893/ 2012-12-10T16:18:00Z What's fair?&nbsp;&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Roof-needs-replaced-who-is-right/470893/ What's fair?&nbsp;&nbsp; Totally negotiable. Splitting costs may be reasonable.&nbsp; Was the current offer price taking into account condition or assuming a house in perfect condition? &nbsp; There is no right or wrong.&nbsp;&nbsp; However, without a roof that can be certified for several years, no buyer will be able to get a loan.&nbsp;&nbsp; Therefore, if the seller chooses to reject the request then the home will likely go to only cash buyers (a much smaller buying segment). <br/><br/>The buyer may be able to walk away, depends on their contract.&nbsp;&nbsp; Please review with your agent.<br/><br/>It is surprising an 18 yo house would have a roof in such poor shape. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Roof-needs-replaced-who-is-right/470893/ 2012-12-10T16:14:00Z