Seattle Residential: I Do That: Washington State Inspection and Response Form Idiosyncrasy

Washington State Inspection and Response Form Idiosyncrasy

Can the inspection response form be withdrawn prior to acceptance?

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Annie Fitzsimmons explains a nuance in the Inspection Request Form for Washington State

Attorney Annie Fitzsimmons answers questions for Washington State Realtors in a weekly newsletter.

As a rule, in most contracts, any offer can be withdrawn until it is accepted by the other party. In a Purchase and Sale offer where the parties have choosen to use Form 35 Inspection, and Form 35R Inspection Response, can either party withdraw their offer during the 3 day (unless changed) period while waiting for the other party's response? Wording in Form 35 states that "[a]ll requests, responses and replies made in accordance with the following procedures are irrevocable for the time period provided."

So, the answer is no. A seeming exception to the general rule.

If the buyer waives the inspection or terminates the sale based on the inspection, no response is required.

The above is not legal advice. All cases have specific issues that should be reviewed by an attorney.





Glenn Roberts



Comment balloon 2 commentsGlenn Roberts • February 27 2010 08:17AM


The U.S and Canada certainly do have a hitsory, it just not as long as the hitsory as Europe and Arab hitsory or most places in the world. When the British forefathers took over the U.S or Canada even, they have miltitary superiority( only the European countries at that time had firearms) so this advantage they fairly easily took control away from the Natives. I am from Canada and I know that British and French were fighting to conquer Canada, originally they were fighting just the natives but eventually the natives began taking sides with either the British or the French who promised if they win, the natives will have a piece of land for themselves, so really the natives really could not have a battle with any of these 2 European countries and hope to win. Every country combatants/ warriors/ etc was a serious mismatch for the might of an European country. The time to conquer North America did not take very long where as other parts of the world, it tooks a long time to conquer such a large area like almost an entire continent, several life times, or generations and the ruler who could do this is considered the Great cause of superior miltitary planning, the people who you conquer eventually need to approve of you and accept you as reasonable or otherwise they will fight with you and you will lose control. Sometimes they will have form alliances to avoid fighting since no one has tools that are so much more superior than the other force.It take more to form an Empire or whatever somewhere else, because the British were so superior miltitarywise, they never did have to compromise with any one, they easily force their will aganist the weaker opponents, every other native group the British fought with, easily lost, there were no deterents. Every one in the world who fought aganist them had to accept bad conditions as the losers. The Indians were put on reserves which is the crappiest land that you can not grow anything on.In the Arab world large areas were broken up into many smaller pieces, divided in such way invites conflict between the newly appointed countries. The political borders that separates the European countries are based on certain ideas that countries are separated by mountains or some landform that makes sense but the new boundaries of other parts of the world that were decide by the European countries do not make sense, you could cross the street and be entering another countries so needless to say, there are lots of armed conflict between different countries in the Middle East or Africa.Europe and the Arab world really do have more hitsory than America. As for learning from mistakes on how to get along, Americans or Canadians really do not need to get along, if they make decisions that natives do not like, that is no deterrent.
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