Insurance agencies deem termite related issues as preventable, which is why they do not cover termite damage. Termite destruction happens slowly, over time instead of suddenly or accidentally, which is the case with fire or storm damage. Although your insurance may not cover preventative termite treatment, please consider investing in an annual preventative termite service. The cost of paying for preventative treatment is far less than the expenses involved in repairing termite damage.
Who Pays for Treatments When Buying or Selling a Home?
If you’re buying a home in Atlanta with a history of termites, you may be wondering who is responsible for paying for treatment.
- In most states in the U.S., the seller of the home must pay for termite inspections.
- When termite activity, past or present, is found, the seller is responsible for covering treatment either up-front or in closing costs.
- In contrast, the buyer is responsible for anything considered to be termite prevention.