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Can I cancel the contract if the seller won’t make repairs?

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06/17/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A seller and I entered into a contract that included a termination-option period. I hired an inspector who completed the inspection during the option period and found a few things that I asked the seller to repair. The seller refused to agree to make any repairs, and now the option period has expired. Can I get out of the contract?

No. A buyer purchases a property as is (in its present condition) when the contract is executed unless he has requested that the seller complete certain repairs in his offer and the seller has agreed to those repairs. If the seller refuses to sign an amendment to make the buyer’s requested repairs, the buyer must terminate the contract during the option period or else the parties will proceed with the contract as originally agreed.

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