So my BF has been looking to buy a house. We have looked at a lot and he has put offers on a few. Since he is trying to go FHA there seems to ne a limited number of houses even out there that will go that way (most are conventional or cash).
Anyways he finally got his offer accepted on one. I was soo thrilled since it was only 10 minutes from my horse (instead of the 45 minutes I drive now) and we would be getting out of the townhome (not a bad place but too confining). Our lease was on a month to month with a two month notice.
The house his offer was accepted on was a foreclosure and has been vacant for about 8 months (we were told). It is a split level with two bedrooms 1.75 bath- cute kitchen (with oak hardwood floors) and the basement is finished but not the greatest layout but something we could work with. Cory had an inspection done (with power and water on/running) and with the exception of a few minor maintenance things everything looked great. So we put our two month notice in and we were suppose to closer tomorrow and be out of our current place by the July- great right???
So a couple weeks ago Cory received a phone call from out realtor saying that when the appraiser went out to the house they found that there was a water leak in the kitchen and it had ran all over the kitchen floor and made its way down the vent into the den below. So we went out to look at it and the oak flooring is destroyed. The flooring is 3/4 inch thick and popping up. The flooring runs underneath all of the cabinets and includes the kitchen and dinning room. Also with the water running into the basement is ruined about half the ceiling tiles in the den and got the carpet all wet.
The listing agent for the bank was able to get some one out there to get the basement room all cleaned up including new tiles and drying out the floor. But now we are having issues with the flooring upstairs. Since we havenít actually closed yet the house is still the banks... we were told that the bank wants to work with us and get the house closed- they are going to be collecting insurance on it anyway. So we got a contractor out to quote what it would take to fix the floor. Since the flooring runs underneath the cabinets they would have to be all taken out. The countertops were put on with nails so getting those removed without ruining it would be very difficult so he quoted a replacement along with the same flooring and the labor to do everything. The contractor also suggested treating the floor to prevent any mildew/mold since it did get wet. The total cost came to $5,200-- which I though would have been more. The listing agent had a fit over this number though and sent his own guy out... $2,000- they wonít remove the flooring under the cabinets and want to cut out the flooring and replace it with .25 inch thick laminate flooring. They donít feel it is necessary to treat the flooring either. By doing it this route there will be a half inch difference between the flooring and the bottom of the cabinets since the existing flooring will still be there.
More then likely we are going to be backing out of the house. By them not fixing it right it could cause problems down the road and Cory and I both feel that we made an offer on a house that was in a different condition then what it is now and they will be collecting insurance- so is someone going to try to pocket some extra money????
Now here is were things get really sticky-
We did but our two month notice in. Right after this happened we talked to our landlord and she said that as long as she hasn't found a renter it wouldnít be a problem to pull back the two month notice and continue a month to month and do another two month notice. She also said that she was going to start advertising it for rent and would give us a days notice when wanting to show it.... she has yet to give us a days notice.
On Saturday I was at a show and my BF was home and his uncle was over helping patch a couple sheetrock holes in the garage (nothing major just a couple whoops with the garage and the landlord knew and we agreed we would fix it). She called and said that at 10:30 there was going to be a showing. Now with our place we like to keep it as clean as possible. It was kind of a rainy day and the people came to look at the house and never took off their shoes and when the landlord left she left the font and patio door open along with leaving lights on 9that didnít need to be turned on in the first place. So my BF was a little ticked but wasn't going to let it bother him too much. So it was about noon and my BF and his uncle had started up the grill to make brats when he got another call that they were coming over at 12:30 (nice notice)... So the landlord and her husband came back over and the husband said to the uncle "I guess at the very least you are patching the holes..." what was that suppose to mean? The hole was like 2 inches by 3 inches- we werenít going to replace the whole sheetrock... and then the landlord told my BF that if the house falls through we can only stay if we sign another year lease (going back on her previous word)....
So the gal came to look at the place and my BF had turned the AC on by this time and had also put the brats on the grill. They were in the house for over an hour just talking and tracking mud all over and they once again opened the patio door and front door (the place is like 900 square ft... doesnít take an hour to see it). Needless to say he was very upset (I was too after hearing all of this).
So I don't know what we are going to do with our living situation- Im also getting sick of all of these showings that are happening. We like to keep the place cleaned up and looking nice but it is tough when they don't take off shoes and she has called after 10 pm saying they will be over in the morning for showing- we go to bed by 9:30 since we both work early and we they have to get up to but our personal belongings away since I donít want that stuff sitting out. At the same time it isnít our place so do we even have any grounds to say that we donít appreciate the way she is doing things?
Sorry for the long rant... things have been a little rough lately and it is really hard on my BF.