OK, so why was the appraisal done before the isnpection was finished? With lenders that I work with, that's unusual, as an inspection can sink a deal and lenders don't want to risk the cost of paying for an appraisal without confidence the transaction will complete.
...to be honest, it sounds more like a typo to me - AC Is a check box (unless it's in the description). That's not something an agent or seller would try to bait and switch you with.
You need to seek a lawyerly opinion as there are a bunch of clauses in the various addenda that may work for- or against what you're proposing above. However, I'd first try to negotiate it in first rather than try to run with legal action.
I hope that helps!
the current standard NWMLS purchase and sales form has a 10 day information verification period for what you're talking about. It's on page 5 paragraph X of form 21.
Also, if you're looking at the Agent residential detail report, ... I'm almost positive at the very bottom it would say something like Presented by so and so ... Lot sizes and square footage are estimates. Information from reliable sources, but not guaranteed.
You and your agent are responsible for verifying all the information provided by the sellers based on that paragraph x.
When you say there's no heat pump for central air...are you talking about the exterior compressor? Also, ... the listing agent could have mistakenly put central air intending to say forced air. I don't know the situation, so I'm speculating ..there are many other possible reasons than the seller's flat out willful intent to lie.
Does the report also say heat pump? In the listing Input forms it has both central air and heat pump as options to click.
I'd have your agent open a dialog with the seller to figure out what they meant by central air. If you challenged this and tried to force them to pay for one, ..they could fall back on the disclaimer at the bottom of the detail report....then you're looking at hiring attorney's to argue this one out.
Most MLS reports have a disclaimer attached that says something to the effect...."Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Parties are advised to verify."
This is probably a situatio best referred to an attorney.
Contact an attorney who can review all documents presented and signed
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Real estate is customer service and having a happy client is the most important corner stone to a successful business. Legally I think you are in the bunker but ethically, proffessionally, you can most likely be compensated- Was it really NOT noted in the inspection report?? How could they not have pointed out the type of heating cooling system?? If it's pointed out and not caught by reading the report ,well.... we all make mistakes- it's how we handle them and communicate our feelings about it that create a good finish!
Good luck and best wishes- I hope the home is terrific besides that.
BUT the sales flyer from the sale sign box has no disclaimer says heating/cooling "central air" energy source "electric"
Also yes the outside compressor/pump is whats missing there are actual 14 year old couls in the heating cooling unit.
Thanks for all of you opinions. I am an electrician not a home seller or buyer (foreign to me)