Much appreciate if you can give me your opinion regarding this matter as I am the first home buyer and buying process was quite new to me.
That is I bought a house, moving in and finding out the dishwasher was broken. I rang the previous owner ( met him when I came and inspected the house and we exchanged our phone numbers. He and I worked at the same place before just a few times since he left the job). I asked him about the dishwasher and he told me it was broken and advised me to get someone fixed it up or buy a new one. I asked him why didn't you let me know of this problem before and he said that because I didn't ask him.
I was angry and told him it was so unfair because on the advertisement of selling the house your agent listed kitchen including dishwasher. And I told him I didn't agree and accused him of telling lies but he kept saying that because I didn't asked him.
He told me that he didn't have time to argue with me as the dishwasher was very cheap about 300 dollars and I replied that this was not the matter of money but the trust and attitude. If he advised me of this issue before I still bought the house. Then after the conversation he said he's not going to do anything and that was my fault as I didn't ask him.
I rang the agent after that and to his surprise he told me that the previous owner never advised him of this problem before and he thought it was working. He said he'll ring the Previous owner(he's Chinese) and contact me Asap. After 10 days of waiting I rang the agent again and he said he hasn't heard anything from the owner yet.
So, what should I do in this case? I'm in Victoria.
Thank you very much for your reply and I hope I can do something to let this Chinese man knows that he can't behave in that way.