I’ve listened to this endless debate between buyer’s agents, listing agents, buyers, sellers, attorneys and home inspectors… each with a slightly different view on the subject.
The bottom line according to multiple attorney’s I’ve talked with: a buyer is not liable for a roof that is on the cusp of leaking or other serious failure within a couple years. Well, that just makes common sense to me. Now if the contract is written ‘as is’, that is another story. But after the inspection, it is well within the buyer’s right to claim a roof that is at the end of its life. Don’t believe me? Ask your attorney!