Roscoe, IL asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Wisconsin

Q: Who's responsible for the repairs after a home has been closed? How many days do you have to cancel the sale of a home ?

2 Lawyer Answers
Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo
Answered
  • Staten Island, NY

A: In New York? None unless possibly bringing an equitable action based on fraud and concealment. I wouldn’t count on it.

Jason Anthony Greller
Jason Anthony Greller
Answered
  • Madison, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: In WIsconsin a seller's duty to maintain and repair the property ends upon the closing of the transaction unless there is a separate agreement to the contrary. There is no statutory authority allowing you to cancel the sale of the home. In the event that the seller made misrepresentations on seller's Real Estate Condition Report, it may be possible to commence an action for failure to disclose defects under Section 100.18 of the Wisconsin Statutes. There is a 3 year statute of limitations running from the date of the violation which may be construed to be the date of acceptance of the offer.

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