Legal Question in Real Estate Law in New Jersey
We bought a house in NJ a few weeks ago. At the time of the spring turn on, we found the sprinkler system non-functioning and broken. The seller advertised the house with a sprinkler system. It could not be tested or inspected prior to closing owing to the cold weather. What options do we have?
2 Answers from Attorneys
Did you have an attorney represent you for the purchase of this property? If so then you should direct this question to your Real Estate Attorney. Did you have a home inspection performed? When you say that the sprinkler system was advertised are you referring to the Multiple Listing Description? If so was the condition noted? You may call for a free consultation Keith A. Singer Attorney At Law 732-749-3700
At the closing, a written reservation should have been made to provide for any possible deficiencies that could not be determined at the time because of the cold weather. An escrow could have been held for contingencies such as the broken sprinklers system. If this was not done, you may have very few options other than relying on the sellers‘ good faith response to your request for repairs.
THIS RESPONSE IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE, SINCE I DO NOT HAVE ALL OF THE INFORMATION THAT WOULD BE REQUIRED, AND I DO NOT HAVE A REPRESENTATION AGREEMENT WITH YOU.
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