Seller of ‘As Is’ Home is Liable For Defect

Home Inspection - Magnifying GlassQuestion: We purchased a home in Tempe from an investor who had purchased the home at foreclosure, and then fixed up the home. In the purchase contract, there was attached an “as is” addendum and also language stating that we waived the seller’s property disclosure statement. Almost immediately after we purchased the home, we discovered problems with the air-conditioning. When we were complaining to our next-door neighbors about the air-conditioning, the wife said that the investor told her that he did not have the money to properly fix the air-conditioning. If our home was sold to us as is, and we waived the seller’s property disclosure statement, could we still have a claim against the investor if the investor failed to disclose the known failure to fix the air-conditioning?

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