Professional Pest Control – When It’s Time to Call in the Pros
Inspection and cleaning of termites
Termite reports can be the source of the biggest controversy between buyers and sellers. They are the main cause of closing delays and can cost a whole package. The buyer has the right to know the true condition of the property. Termite reports have turned into detailed home health reports. They now include tips for preventing and damaging pests. Sellers are required to disclose all inspection reports of your home, and failure to do so can result in very costly post-sale litigation.
Why Termite Reports Cause Problems
The law does not require termite reports, but the lender will insist that this be done and that any issues raised are corrected. They definitely don’t want to lend property that is in poor condition. After all, one day they may own it. The problem starts here: Buyers and sellers contract where one party pays for the repairs recommended in the termite report. I cannot imagine a buyer not wanting to have all the work done in accordance with the report. This means that the seller may be forced to perform repairs that may not be required by state law or the sales contract. Failure to do so may result in loss of sale.
The cost of the report is negotiated with the tradition in your geographic region, often setting a precedent or at least a landmark. Typically, the seller agrees to pay for the repair work, or at least part of it, while the buyer pays for the termite report and any maintenance work.
Pest Control Companies
Pest control companies that conduct termite inspections are licensed and regulated by the state structural pest control board, and all their inspection reports must be filed with the board. The Council makes public copies of any reports filed for the building for the previous two years. Buyers: You can save yourself a lot of headaches by taking the time to research pest control reports for any property you are thinking of buying.
Termite reports cause a lot of escrow problems, in part because the company inspecting the building also provides a budget to get the job done. In other words, the termite company determines the amount of damage, the work that needs to be done, and then bets on them. After completing the work, the company also deletes the report. If the inspector finds that there is some work to be done, he usually gets the job. If you don’t find anything wrong with the structure, you won’t get any work. Do you think self-interest can influence some of the recommendations? After all, there are often several ways to fix a problem, and at least one more expensive way.
- Protect yourself from excessive estimated repair costs.
- You may request more than one termite inspection report.
- Ask an independent carpenter or contractor to bid.
- Hire a pest control company to report but not take corrective action.
Many independent Dallas Pest Control specialists will make the work presented in a termite report much cheaper than a pest control company and ensure that their work stays the same.