Maybe so, but it's not up to the inspector to "guess" at the lifespan
of appliances, or anything else for that matter.
as long as it's functional then it's not an issue, how about if he says,
"well, GFCI's go bad after a while, even though they test fine, you
should replace them". The seller should not be expected to "re-furbish"
a house based on an inspectors likes or dislikes. Point out code and
safety issues, structural items and the like, but anyone can what-if all
Our Agent is also the buyers agent, so things have gone fairly smooth.
I struck several items from the inspection addendum that I felt were
unreasonable and they agreed to it. I told the agent I wasn't about to
replace a servicable WH on the basis that it was old, and he and the
buyers agreed. There were a few other things that I declined to address
based on the fact that the house is existing construction.
The inspector listed several things that are code for new construction
but not required, which is good for the buyer if they want to upgrade
they now have that list. I basically told our agent if it's not
required for *this* home, then I'm not inclined to change it, and the
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