Do I have any legal recourse if after I signed a contract that stated the property was

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Do I have any legal recourse if after I signed a contract that stated the property was

I signed an addendum and it states in

Asked on April 20, 2018 under Real Estate Law, Kansas

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

You most likely have no recourse: "as is" refers to the condition of the real estate--e.g. the walls, the furnace, the roof, etc. It does not refer to the contents of the home. When you buy property in its "present condition," that means that you buy the real estate and buildings, driveway, fences, etc. in the shape they are when you signed, but anything not a physical part of the real estate (like an air conditioning system or alarm) is not part of the real estate and the buyer does not get it *unless* the agreement SPECIFICALLY said that you get the contents of the property, too. Furniture, electronic equipment, etc. does not go with the property on an "as is" sale unless the contract otherwise says so explicitly. If the agreement said in so many words that you are buying the contents, you can file a legal action to stop the auction...but again, only if the contract stated explicitly that you received the contents.  If it only said "as is" or "present condition," you do not get the contents.


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