I would contact the broker. Next, I would contact an attorney if you wish to pursue it. It just may not be worth pursuing depending upon cost of repair. One more thing, most home buyers in San Diego get a home warranty...did you get one that covers A/C?
Did the TDS or the Seller Questionaire say anything or did the sellers say prior to closing that it did or didn't work.
Yes - you bought the property AS-IS but I would contact a real estate lawyer to see what they would said. Sellers should of said something and the home inspector seems a little negligence.
Personally, I would contact the Home Inspector to take up his offer to get it repaired or if you have a home warranty, see what they can do. If not, you may just have to deal with repairing it yourself.
Nancy S Bergman
Realtor - Cal BRE #01893550
Windermere Homes and Estates
14677 Via Bettona #120
San Diego, CA 92127
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Since the inspector offered to repair the unit, why not have that done? You knew the age of the unit when you bought the property, so having to eventually replace it should be understood.
Or perhaps they can install a new one at a discount for your inconvenience?
f the inspector offered to repair, why not take them up on the offer?