If you own a property and you plan to sell it, keep in mind that there are a number of real estate diagnostics to be carried out. These will constitute the technical diagnostic file to be presented when signing any type of sales contract. Termite diagnosis is one of them!
What is termite or parasitic condition diagnosis?
the diagnosis termite or parasitic condition presents an in-depth study that can detect the presence of termites or any xylophagous parasite that could harm the wood of your building. It was established on June 8, 1999 to protect any type of building located in a high-risk area defined by prefectural decree.
To do this, it is necessary to call on an expert who can carry out a precise examination in each corner of your house to locate the animal which lodges there and to identify it. Indeed, several parasites, which feed on wood, exist. We then find the termitesthem house capricornsthem cerambycidae and the beetles.
Who is termite or parasitic condition diagnosis for?
If your property is located in one of the risk areas described by prefectural decreeyou are obliged to carry out a diagnostic before closing a sale. In the case of a co-ownership, you are only obliged to check the private portions concerning you.
In the event of the presence of parasites, you are obliged to inform your municipality so that it can update its data on the contamination, then to decide on the work to be carried out to exterminate them.
How to diagnose termites or parasitic conditions?
A termite diagnosis must be carried out by an approved expert as stipulated by the decree of 2007. Thus, it will be easier for him to determine the parasites found in your home, identify them and even mark the places which are difficult to access and which were not checked on the final report. He is also required to inform the owner in detail about the species present, as well as the state of health of the wood in his house, but especially of the infested corners.
You should know that the period of validity of this type of report is six months. By passing this period, you will be obliged to redo another diagnosis before concluding the sale.
What are the risks involved?
If you do not present the document certifying the conformity of your home, you risk losing your exemption from the guarantee against hidden defects. Then, you take a big risk with the future owners who will have every right to sue you for hidden defects. In this case, you will either be forced to cancel the sales contract or you will be forced to reduce the price, or at worst pay a fine of 4th or 5th degree.