What am I liable for when selling my house?

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What am I liable for when selling my house?

I’m selling my house as is; the closing is in a week. There is an addendum to contract saying that it

excludes roof/radon. Now the radon tested high and they want me to pay. If I’mm selling as is, I don’t understand why I have to pay more.

Asked on January 22, 2018 under Real Estate Law, Illinois

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

By "it excludes roof/radon" do you mean that by the terms of the contract, roof and radon issues are excluded from being sold "as is"? If that's the case--if that's what the language says--they you are liable to pay for the remediation cost because you basically agreed to pay for it: you signed a contract which takes radon out of the protection of selling "as is."


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