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What is the name of your state? Illinois

I entered into a contract to purchase a condo. It is a gut-rehab. There is a new kitchen with new stove, microwave, & dish washer. There was no fridge, washer, or dryer in the unit. When accepting the contract it states fridge, washer, & dryer will be included in the purchase. After scheduling an inspection a couple days later I noticed they dumped in 30 yr old moldy/rusty washer & dryer. What a joke. Is this legal? I've put $5000 earnest money down. What re-course do I have or does the seller have if contract is breached on this basis?


Senior Member
"Is this legal?"
*** Unless the purchase agreement (or your previous inspection) had a different description or item, yes.

"What re-course do I have"
*** Purchase a different appliance after you close.

"or does the seller have if contract is breached on this basis?"
*** Not relevant since it is NOT a breach.
Your post shows the agreement says "washer, & dryer will be included in the purchase." Your post doesn't say anything about the condition or age of the 'included' applicances.


Senior Member
Do you like the condo? Is this a place you want to live? If so, go to, say, a Sears Scratch and Dent outlet and spend the $650 and get a new washer and dryer. You never clarified that these would be new. If the contract called for new, then you have every right to hold them to that.

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