Seller Not Required to Repair Sprinkler System

Question: After we signed a purchase contract for a home in Chandler, we had a home inspection.  This home inspection showed that several underground pipes in the sprinkler system were broken. The seller refuses to repair the sprinkler system, but is willing to return our $25,000 earnest money. Can we make the seller fix the…

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Mediation Before Litigation Under AAR Purchase Contract

Question: We signed the standard Arizona Association of Realtors (“AAR”) contract to purchase a home in north Phoenix and deposited $25,000 earnest money in escrow. We then received the Seller Property Disclosure Statement (“SPDS”) from the seller. On the SPDS, lines 64-68, the seller denied having any prior roof problems. We then closed the purchase…

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