Had an offer accepted on a house right before the holiday season, went to the inspection today. If you couldn't guess from the title, it didn't go so good!
To start with, when we saw the place, it had some minor electrical issues. Namely, that the power didn't work in about 60% of the house. So we told them to fix it so we could actually, you know, inspect it, but were fine with the assumption it was probably a bad feed to the subpanel, which knocked out everything on the subpanel.
They went to go and work on it, and it was taking a while. So long we actually had to push the inspection back. OK, no harm, no foul. Well apparently the seller was annoyed at some point that we wanted, you know, working fucking electricity, and proceeded to piss and moan to his agent, who proceeded to piss and moan to my agent every time they were on the phone about how the seller was "really upset because he was already providing a credit to repair the sunroom roof and didn't think he should have been on the hook for $4500 in electrical work". This persisted until my agent basically lost it on him, and said if he hears about the electrician one more fucking time he's never bringing another buyer to one of his properties.
That was before the inspection! It does not get better!
Leaving aside the asbestos shingle siding covering the entire house, which would take easily $15k to abate and conveniently was not disclosed to us, the minor roof leak turned out to be covered by a 20x16 tarp held down by concrete planters installed by goofballs who didn't know how to walk on a roof and ripped off half the ridge cap and a bunch of shingles that we could see. So the roof is shot, which is all the more evident by the standing water inside the sunroom. Oh, standing water which had frozen, because the furnace was apparently out. Which also broke the pipes, and also broke the PEX where they tried to patch out a couple of bad joints. Why they couldn't just solder in new copper is beyond me, but hey it's all leaking anyways so who gives a shit. The furnace is also leaking - did I mention that? All the sheetrock in the semi-finished basement had been floodcut and left in the yard, which I swear I do not remember being like that when I made the offer, but the inspector was the one who noticed it, so what do I know.
So my agent goes to call their agent like "uh, do you know the furnace is out". He calls the seller, and the seller apparently says it must be out of oil, and proceeds to blame the previous tenant for not having it filled. Question 1) What fucking tenant is responsible for filling oil? Question 2) How the fuck does the seller not know what the oil level is? Question 3) Did he not think we would see the previous repairs, which were done so piss fucking poorly they were already leaking again? Question 4) Why would he waste my fucking money to have the place inspected in this condition? And most important, Question 5) since the frozen pipes obviously blew water all over the place, which probably fucked up the electrical to begin with, why the fuck wouldn't he fix the fucking furnace?
As these were the shittiest, laziest excuses we'd ever heard, without as much as an apology and with nothing but a bunch of excuses, We pulled out of the deal. I told my agent if they ask why, tell them it's because they're fucking braindead and clearly have no idea what they're doing, and I'm not letting them waste any more of my time or money. Good fucking riddance.