SF lease inspections question.
I just joined up, which is something I should have done years ago, been a lurker for a while...
But anyhoo, Im looking at buying a SF cabin/lease in Rothrock. The cabin needs a lot of help. Its falling off its pylons. Seems, back in the day when it was built, the pylons were not poured them deep enough to be below the frostline frost line, and over the years, the frost picked them up, and the cabin along with them, till gravity started taking over and pulled the cabin down the hill, tilting the pylons almost to the point of falling over, which will put the cabin on the ground.
The owner doesnt seem to think its a big deal, and isnt very willing to negotiate with the price on the issue. I have the ability, tools, equipment needed to fix it before the cabin falls over (my father, who is splitting the cabin with me, is a building contractor), so, to me, its not a big thing to correct it before its too late, IF the price is right to start with...
My question, Ive read the regulations for transferring a lease. Its my understanding that the DCNR will do an inspection before the lease is signed over. Does this inspection include looking for a very obvious structural defect? Would this be part of the "maintenance" and corrections that they would need fixed? It seems a no brainer to me, its not only a safety hazard (what if you were sleeping in it when the pylons gave out the rest of the way?), but its also unsightly.
Id like some opinions, because this is a rather serious, (and expensive to fix) problem, and if the DCNR will require it to be repaired by either the owner or buying, it has a bearing on the sale price.
Last edited by Megawattmaker; 11-19-2017 at 10:51 PM.