Hi all. I am under contract for a property in NJ. We completed home inspection which found an aging chimney and a damaged panel of sidewalk from a growing tree root. The quote to remediate the chimney was 5k. After back and forth the seller conceded 2k for the chimney work and none to repair the sidewalk.
A tank inspection led to find a UST storage tank estimated at 550 gallons. Apparently the previous prospective buyers did a tank sweep and found nothing. The previous sellers to them decommissioned the tank prior to thier purchase. So now the sellers had to remove the tank and it was found to be a 1000 gallon tank. A township inspector declared No Further Action and my consultant who was onsite found no evidence of an oil leak.
My initial request to them was to put the grass above the tank back as it was. They placed the fill back in but apparently they have to let it settle so no point in putting the new grass at this point. For the sake of getting the process over with, I requested a credit for the grass (est 500.00). The seller’s do not want to budge. I want this to be covered by them as the undergroound tank and it’s remediation is not my responsibility. I am under dual agency for this purchase. What would you do?