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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: Hi, I just purchased a car from a private seller, they assured me there was no issues and I could bring it back.

I purchased a car from a private seller. He assured me there were no issues other than cosmetics, after driving it home I immediately informed him that the car ran rough, on the highway. He told me that if I found any issues, we could trade back the next day. I told him this is what I wanted. He... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 5, 2020

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, it could be a difficult situation - one party's word against another's, as the communications/agreements appear to have been verbal. One option could be to review the terms and conditions... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Michigan on
Q: Can a used car lot deny a potential buyer the right to have a vehicle inspected by an independent party?

Interested in a particular vehicle at a used car lot but was told I will not be allowed to take the vehicle to another mechanic's location to have the mechanic inspect the vehicle. I need to know if this is legal in Michigan or not.

Trent Harris
Trent Harris answered on Feb 28, 2019

It may not be illegal, but it should be a red flag to any buyer. Take your business elsewhere.

As always, you get what you pay for. Be sure to talk to a qualified attorney about your specific situation before choosing to rely on any information you get from internet discussion boards, such...
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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Lemon Law for Michigan on
Q: I bought a new construction home in June. I've had nothing but problems. Is there a lemon law for homes?

Cracks in walls, cracks in foundation/basement, shoddy craftsmanship, cupboards falling off the walls, water heater leaks, A/C unit not working, basement flooding after the cracks had been "fixed" with caulk. Was given 1 year warranty and the house is falling apart around me.

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi answered on Feb 21, 2018

There is not a 'lemon law' per se, however, there IS the possibility of proceeding against a builder's license IF ALL ELSE FAILS. (Note that caveat!)

You HAVE to give the builder the opportunity to repair issues, and provide appropriate notice before you can do anything...
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1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Michigan on
Q: I was not disclosed of a vehicle purchase at a dealership that was a lemon?

Now my car is worth substantially less than what I paid for. Is it legal for a dealer to be dishonest about a vehicles past history?

Adam Alexander
Adam Alexander answered on Nov 7, 2017

There is no disclosure requirement in Michigan. Generally, the seller does not have to tell a prospective buyer about repair history. The main goal of a used car salesman is a to sell vehicles for substantially more than they are worth.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law, Small Claims and Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: I bought a car two months ago from an used car dealer. It started giving problems right two weeks after purchase and

engine has to be rebuilt which would cost me double the price of the car and it's just two months since I bought. I had already spent some thousands of dollars on it so far and now this engine replacement has come. The dealer is in Detroit and I stay in Lansing unable to go that far by this... Read more »

Adam Alexander
Adam Alexander answered on Mar 30, 2017

I would need to review the purchase agreement and finance agreement to give you a more detailed response. However, most used vehicles are purchased "as-is". If you purchased the vehicle “as-is” it means you buy it with all its defects and nonconformities. Essentially, because the... Read more »

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