Swimming in Contract Details - Represents and Warrant
By Valerie Zinger, Home Organizer
(House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada)
In the Offer to Buy, the owner usually is required to represent and warrant that all fixtures and finishings will be in working order when the new owner takes possession. If there is a pool, the period will extend until spring when the new owner can determine that the pool is in full working order. Things that cannot be used/tested need to be identified and the good working order period extended. If you are selling, ensure that you leave everything in good repair. If you are not able to warrant the condition of something, it could be identified in one of the clauses as sold 'as is'. This does not make Buyers happy so the fewer items that are identified, the better. You will not want to make many unhappy returns to your old house. I seem to be posting about summer as I watch the sn...