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I am in escrow on a house in Fullerton California I am

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I am in escrow on a house in Fullerton California I am purchasing "as is" from investment group that bought 1955 house and remodeled it without taking residence there. They used a licensed contractor to do a lot of work including rebuilding a wall. It has a raised foundation and a termite guy, contractor and engineer have crawled under the house and all say the contractor built the wall and foundation retrofitting incorrectly and probably at least $10,000 to repair. I know I have no recourse against seller, but is contractor still liable for his shoddy work even though we buy "as is"?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.
As-is only applies to the seller in a real estate purchase contract. Any applicable contractor warranties and liability is not affected by an as-is purchase. It only affects remedies against the seller.
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.
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