Carport's condition creates test of wills

Buyers want credit for cost of repairs they don't intend to perform

DEAR BARRY: We just accepted a purchase offer on our home. The buyers’ home inspection report says the carport roof and many of the framing members under the roof need to be replaced. We agreed to pay for these repairs and obtained a contractor’s bid of $1,700.

The buyers then decided that they would tear down the carport once they own the property and build a new garage in its place.