My Inspection Revealed Problems
What do we do now ?
If the Inspector finds problems, it does not necessarily mean that its a bad property or that you should not buy it.
The Inspection does not restrict it's self to inspecting for major defects in the house. The Inspector will list many items that he thinks should be repaired, but not necessarily by the seller before the house is purchased. The Inspection report gives you a better understanding of what you are buying, and the opportunity to re-negotiate your purchase price based on the work that needs to be done.
Or, you can ask the seller to have the work or repairs undertaken before you close on the property. As the home buyer, you should insist that any repairs to critical components of the home (such as electrical, heating, cooling, roof etc.) which the seller agrees to repair are performed by licensed contractors.
Ask for copies of the invoices showing that the work has actually been done. Feel free to phone the contractor and satisfy yourself that the work was done the way you expected it to be done.
Note: The Inspection addendum forms used by most Realtor's in Ohio limit what you as a buyer can ask the seller to repair or replace. The standard form states that you can only ask that the Seller repair or replace any item that is defective or relates to safety or habitability.