Plumbing problems start after closing on house - Posted by Fran and Tony CA
Posted by Fran and Tony CA on April 02, 2002 at 13:42:44:
We sold a house back in February and since the NEW owners have been in it there have been a few problems crop up.
To let you know, we had started rehabbing this house and had not completed the rehab when we got an offer on the house. The buyers were aware at the time of signing the contract that the house wasn’t complete and they were buying the house “AS IS”.
Since then, there has been a major leak in the wall, which we paid to have repaired. Now there is another problem with the plumbing in the downstairs bath, causing flooding into the basement (we installed a sump pump during the rehab). We would like to know if we are responsible for this problem?
In the contract it states, “Unless specifically excluded, all other items will be included, whether or not affixed to the property or structures. Seller expressly warrants that property, improvements, building or structures, the appliances, roof, plumbing, heating and or ventilation systems are in good and working order. This clause shall survive closing of title.”
Since in the addendum it is clearly stated that they are purchasing the house “AS IS”, does the warranty still apply to the plumbing? It seems to us that there is possibly a block line and that Roto Rooter needs to be called, but the buyers keep calling us instead of taking care of the problem. Since this wasn’t a problem when we sold the house, are we responsible for it now?
Fran and Tony