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Seller's obligation to fix items found in building inspection

Discussion in 'Real Estate' started by K_veg, 24th Jul, 2018.

  1. K_veg

    K_veg Active Member

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    I'm confused! We bought a house in WA, and the comprehensive building inspection report came back with a few major issues (although nothing structural), including no hot water, and roof shutters above the atrium that were stuck shut (causing the whole living area to be in darkness). The contract is subject to building & pest inspection, as well as all gas, electrical and plumbing services being in good working order at the date of settlement.

    My settlement agent says that I have no recourse once settlement has gone through to get these items fixed, but that I am also not allowed to delay settlement if they are not fixed in time. That seems bizarre to me What's the point of including the working order clause in the contract if it does not give me any rights?

    Can anyone else in WA comment on this? Can I delay settlement if I attend an inspection and the items have not been fixed?