Georgetown, TX asked in Real Estate Law for Texas

Q: Are transferable warranties mentioned in 9.3 of TREC 1-4 only referring to warranties related to repairs in 7.F?

If not, and apply to all transferable warranties on a home, how does the indpdnt admin of an estate go about finding out what appliances in the home are subject to transfer? Must they call all manufactures of the appliances to check?

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John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Appliance warranties usually run from the original date of sale of the appliance, regardless of how many owners. Most appliances have a date of manufacture somewhere on them. Commonly, new home builders give a notebook containing all of the appliance warranties for the home to the new owner, which can then be passed along to subsequent owners.

Other warranties, notably foundation repair warranties and home warranties, require the completion of a form and payment of a fee to transfer the warranty to a new owner.

An experienced competent real estate agent ought to be able to help.

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