Texas is an Anti Consumer State. The already tough and draconian laws that are anti consumer just got tougher.
The Texas Real Estate Commission(TREC) has as of June 1, 2014 made every home sold in Texas using the TREC form, 20-12, an "AS IS" sale.
"AS IS" means that the buyer has no rights to complain about the purchase after the fact. It is Buyer Beware. Caveat Emptor. The buyer is responsible to discover all faults and defects in the homes they are buying. You can no longer rely on the Sellers' Disclosure Notice.
If you buy a house in Texas after June 1, 2014 and you use the new TREC Form 20-12, you are buying a house and you will have no right to complain if there are problems you were not aware of before purchase.
Is there anything you can do? Yes, but act fast and hire a lawyer. This is not an area of law most attorneys are familiar with so you should contact someone with experience in real estate and dealing with "AS IS" clauses.
I will write later blogs to advise you what to do before you buy and what to do if you have already purchased a home using the anti consumer language in the contract. Texas is business friendly and anti consumer so get help.