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WA Property Law - Is Seller Responsible for Fixing Broken Items?

Discussion in 'Property Law Forum' started by tenfoldinaus, 15 February 2016.

  1. tenfoldinaus

    tenfoldinaus Member

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    Hello,

    I'm in Perth.

    I'm currently purchasing a new home, but the real estate agent selling the home has told me that 2 items are not working on the house.

    1. There is a pool light that is not working
    2. There is a Solar Hotwater System that is on the roof, but is apparently disconnected and a gas HWS is used instead, so I don't even know if it works? I assume it doesn't because why disconnect otherwise?

    My question is, under Property Law, do these need to be fixed by the seller before selling the property? Neither are stated on the Offer and Acceptance paperwork or on the contract of sale.
     
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    Have you entered into a contract of sale yet? Or are you just in offer stage?

    If the former applies, Does the contract contain seller warranties to the effect that fixtures will be in working order at time of sale or anything? Were you informed that these things were not working before entering into the contract?
     

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