If you are in a contract for deed agreement, with a Home Warranty for a year and they don't fix anything what can be done?

Asked 11 months ago - Edwardsville, IL

We signed a contract for deed agreement, with the promise several things would be done. Nothing has been done, and we agreed to a home warranty, and still nothing has been done. We did not receive a disclosure paper, and black mold is growing in the basement where it leaks. He never told us anything, but told our insurance company about the leak after we were already moved in. He claims he didn't know about it.

Attorney answers (2)

  1. Thomas O. Moens

    Contributor Level 19


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . It sounds like you have two or three different concerns: One is the contract seller failed to disclose defects to you. This may be a claim under a seller disclosure form, but the statute of limitations is one year, so you need to contact an attorney now. The other is a home warranty program that refuses to make repairs. An attorney would need to review your home warranty documentation to determine if they are obligated to make the repairs you are requesting. The third, if I understand, is the contract seller failing to make repairs which are included in your contract. Again, an attorney would need to review the contract to determine if the seller is in breach. In any event, the Find a Lawyer tab above can assist you in selecting an attorney by practice area and location.

    By the very nature of Avvo, you have only provided limited facts and no documentation, therefore, our response to... more
  2. Judy A. Goldstein

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . If you negotiated this deal without the benefit of an attorney, you need to hire one now. The fees you pay your lawyer now will be far less than the cost of litigation and fees down the line if problems arise.

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask a Lawyer

Get free answers from experienced attorneys.


Ask now

23,796 answers this week

2,744 attorneys answering

Ask a Lawyer

Get answers from top-rated lawyers.

  • It's FREE
  • It's easy
  • It's anonymous

23,796 answers this week

2,744 attorneys answering

Legal Dictionary

Don't speak legalese? We define thousands of terms in plain English.

Browse our legal dictionary