Hello all – thank you for your patience with any stupidity in my questions. We are very green at all of this 🙂
We found a beautiful rowhome in DC that is perfect in most ways. The inspection went splendidly and the home got mostly rave reviews all around. One big issue though – they seem to have closed all access to the crawl space and our inspector wasn’t able to check it out. No other evidence of issues, but this is a big black box still.
Our first take is that we are going to take a hard stance on the crawl space – open up access so we can have a look at it before settling everything, or we walk. Is this the right move? Any advice otherwise?
EDIT: Just to be clear – and I think the wording of my OP wasn’t – the buyers didn’t remove access, whomever gutted and remodeled the home just closed access off and didn’t add a door or anything to it. Likely the sellers didn’t know or went through the same thing we are when they bought (zillow says they bought ~4 years after it was originally remodeled).