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Corrective Work
Corrective work refers to the home repairs that a potential buyer demands after issues are discovered during either a specialized or general home inspection. During the home buying process, the potential buyer pays for a home inspector to take a look at the foundation, the structural integrity and a number of other aspects of the home. The inspector will then provide either a clean bill of health on the home or note the major problems that exist; the buyer then has a choice to either buy the home in its current condition or ask the seller to arrange for corrective work. Many sellers will only agree to corrective work on issues of home integrity; foundational issues, for instance, may prompt the immediate need for work. Simple cosmetic issues are generally a matter of taste and will not be addressed by the inspector in a standard home inspection.