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Compensation for older appliances in new home

Isabella36's picture

Hi,  I recently bought a townhouse - about 1 month ago and just found out that the appliances are not 'new' as I thought they were.  In the Real Estate Ad, this is what it said:   Extras include Stainless Steel Fridge & Stove,Washer and Dryer, All Less Than One Year Old! 
I just found out that all of the appliances were manufactured between 2002-2005!  I used the model and serial number to find out this information. 
Is there anything that I can do since the appliances were not less than 1 year, or fairly new?  
Can I receive compensation and how much can I request?


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ChalmersAbrams's picture

The houses should be made in order that it can easy adopt new and upgraded technologies in it in an easy manner. The construction of such house is easy and should be done according to blue print or setup of construction

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Was this information noted in different places?  The mls listing?  The feature sheets?  Internet or print ad?
My advice is to contact your real estate lawyer who closed the deal with all of the information you have, including the appliance models and serial numbers.
It will be up to your lawyer to bring the matter to the seller's lawyer's  attention.  If you decide to go this route make sure you ask what the legal fees will be.
As a REALTOR® I will use this example to make sure my sellers ask for receipts, warranties, etc. for all appliances included if the seller is advertising them as new or quite new.
Good luck.

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