Thursday, May 11, 2006

...mayhaps not

We did the inspection on the house and it came back with some frightening data. Not only is the electrical system out of date (which wasn't surprising given the age of the house), but it had had some Frankenstein electrical work done which was totally haphazard, posing an immediate threat of electrical fire. The seller would not agree to any concessions for that, or for the 30-foot dead tree in the front yard -- or anything else for that matter!

Now, understandably, older homes have things that need maintenance and modernizing, which as new home owners we would be happy to undertake, but there's no logical reason why we should have to pay for a previous owner's neglect and poor choices.

So we gave a final "eff you" to the seller for being so unreasonable and are moving on in search of something that won't be a money pit.


Blogger Dr. Hectic said...

NUTS! Boo to stinky seller! You don't want to play with electricity, it's like fire, or at least, like lightning, which can start fires, which can burn you. Monetarily if not physically.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Otter said...

Andrea and I went through that last year when we were looking at houses... We found a great place, looked aweseom... then the inspector found not only shoddy electrical but also evidence of a fairly significant fire... We backed away from that one real quick!

*wave* from Gricklepants's cousin Chris :)

6:40 AM  

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