Tracy Lynn Robinson and her husband bought a house in Milton last year.
The purchase agreement contained a warranty that the appliances and fixtures (including the furnace) would be in good working order on closing.
The sellers also promised that the swimming pool and equipment would be in good working order on closing. That promise continued afterward but only applied to the condition of the pool and equipment on the actual day of closing.
After moving in last June, the buyers discovered that the pool pump and the solar control panel to the pool heater were not working.
When a Union Gas employee came to turn on the natural gas supply, Robinson was told that the furnace venting and/or chimney liner had to be replaced.
A heating contractor was called in to replace the chimney liner. He informed Robinson that the heat exchanger in the furnace was defective and unusable.
As a result, she had to buy a new, high efficiency furnace at a total cost of $4,237.50. In addition, the defective pool pump and solar control panel were replaced at a total cost of $1,778.62.
Robinson sued the former owner for $6,016.12 for breach of the “good condition” warranties in the purchase agreement.