The standard Residential Real Estate Contract used in Northern Virginia requires a Buyer who has a home inspection contingency to provide, among other things, an entire copy of the home inspection report to the Seller by the contingency deadline. Suppose a Buyer does so and in connection with the delivery of the home inspection report to the Seller, the Buyer also delivers a notice voiding the contract. May the Seller share a copy of the original Buyer’s home inspection report with a subsequent Buyer of the Seller’s property?
This post comes on the heels of a windstorm, the likes of which we haven’t seen in quite some time. The weather does not care what plans we have for selling and buying homes, conducting inspections or performing closings.There were likely any number of home inspections planned around the Northern Virginia region that were impacted by the windstorm. Certainly, the storm knocked out electricity to tens of thousands of homes thereby preventing a home inspection.