If the A/C unit in the house I sold stopped working, am I liable to pay for a replacement?
Question Details: I recently sold my house and it closed. The A/C unit stopped working and the buyer is trying to claim I knew it wasnt working and still didn't get it fixed or told them. They now are trying to say the have to pay for a replacement unit.
They issue is, did you know--or have logical reason to know (e.g. it had problems in the past and seemed to not be fully fixed)--that it would stop working but fail to disclose that? If you were aware of A/C problems but did not tell the buyer, that is technically fraud and you would be liable. But if you did not know and had no reason to know, you would be, since in that event, you did nothing wrong.
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