Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN
Termite letters are essential when purchasing real estate. Whether you are buying a used or a newly built home, we highly recommend that you order a termite inspection by your licensed pest control company in Murfreesboro.
Ameri Care Services is here to provide you answers to commonly asked questions regarding termite letters, an affordable way to be assured peace of mind when purchasing your next home.
What is a termite letter?
It is really more than just a simple letter. Our certified and licensed technicians will thoroughly inspect your home for subterranean termites or any other type of wood destroying organisms. Then, we present the findings or any conducive conditions, to you or your real estate agent, in the form of an official termite letter. You may have also heard it referred to as a termite clearance letter.
Why do I need a termite letter?
Termite letters are typically required when purchasing or selling a home. Sometimes, banks will even require a termite letter for refinancing your home. The reason is before the mortgage lender loans you money to purchase your home they want to make sure it is not going to be compromised by a termite infestation. Usually, termite letters are good for 30 days in Tennessee. Therefore, if within that time frame termites are found in the structure, we would be responsible for treating the termite problem for you at no cost.
I am buying a new home; do I still need a termite letter?
Most likely, yes, but that will entirely depend on your mortgage lender. However, even if the bank does not require a termite letter for you to purchase a newly constructed home, we highly advise that you get one just in case. Termites cause homeowners $5 billion annually. Even a newly built home could be subject to a termite infestation if the wood was not properly sealed or if the framing of the house was left out in the weather long enough to experience any wood rot. As a buyer, you probably wouldn’t notice these types of things just from looking at the inside of a newly built home.
Who is responsible for paying the cost of the termite letter?
This varies, depending on how your contract is written between the seller and the buyer. You can discuss these details with your real estate agent to be sure.
How much does a termite letter cost?
Typically, a termite letter can be obtained for less than $100. Call us to learn about specific rates and any promotions that may be available.
Termite Letters in Nashville
Termites cost homeowners billions of dollars worth of damage each year, and insurance companies typically do not cover the cost of repairing that damage. Do not be a victim and lose money on your prized possession – your home. Order a termite letter in Nashville by calling (615) 893-7111 to have your home inspected by one of our courteous and professional pest control technicians.
Ameri Care Services provides pest control service in the Mt. Juliet, Nashville and Murfreesboro area of middle Tennessee.