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What is the period of time after the close of escrow in which a buyer can sue the seller for material defects not disclosed during the buying process, in Arizona/? Thank you.

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Under the Arizona Association of REALTORS® purchase contract the seller has a contractual duty to disclose to the buyer known defects in the home. If the seller knew of the defect the buyer would have six years after discovery of the defects to file a claim for breach of written contract against the seller. Finally, the buyer would only have three years to file a fraud claim against the seller, but should be entitled to attorneys fees for prosecuting this fraud claim.

The statute of limitations for breach of a written contract is six years from the date that the breach occurred. See A.R.S. §12-548.

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