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When buying a vehicle, Are oral statements about condition of the vehicle valid? As in they lied about the true condition?

El Cajon, CA |

After purchase, seller refused to pay for smog which is a legal requirement of the seller. Also stated that tires and brakes were brand new. Found that tires are 14 years old and have to be replaced. Same with brakes

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Filed under: Used cars Vehicle title
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You have this wrong, it is not the legal requirement that seller pay for smog. It is instead the legal requirement that seller provide a smog certificate from the 90 days PRIOR to sale, so, if your facts as stated are accurate, seller failed to provide a smog certificate prior to sale. I've blogged on this recently. Feel free to get in touch with my office for a no fee consultation on how we can help.

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