I am in a rural area buying a cheap ~$25k property, 2bed 1bath and I am unsure if the seller denying a mold inspection contingency is normal.
Yes the property is cheap. The seller didn't want to include a mold inspection contingency because fixing it would cost more than the property is worth. I have been in the property and there are no obvious signs of mold, like a bad smell or something. It was inhabited at the time by a family member of the seller and kept pretty clean.
@Caleb Taylor with a property in that price range, the seller usually is selling it "as-is". Depending on what your strategy is for the property, it sounds like the seller doesn't want to have a bunch of contingencies on a property that is cheap anyways.
@Caleb Taylor but full disclosure, I'm in Arkansas, so regulations may be different where your at.
Ok, I will get one for my knowledge still.
@Caleb Taylor that's a good choice. Always hire an independent mold inspector so you can know the truth and take an informed decision. Do not hire a mold remediation contractor to do the inspection, there is a conflict of interest and nine out of ten times they will try to convince you that you need their services. Also, be careful if you hire a home inspector, most of them have a very superficial knowledge about mold.