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What Can I Do if a Real Estate Agent Misrepresents the Property Condition?

I bought a house a month ago and a paid cash 125 thousand on Los Angeles California .I asked to my agent to inspect the house before buy it cuz I was afraid about to buy _a house I'm terrible conditions. So the agent found _an inspector without license .he marke the report of the property _but he just check small details. So my agent didnt advise me how could bad could be the h...

02/01/2011   |   Category: Real Property » Residential ...   |   State: California   |   #24132

Can I Hold the Seller of a Home Liable in Mississippi for Failure to Disclose Flooding Problems?

We purchased a home in Mississippi and after the fact we discovered that the previous owner's, who we purchased the home from, were not honest on the Property Disclosure Form. They indicated that the home never flooded and it did on two previous occasions. The lot should have been filled more or good drainage should have been in place. What can we do 2 years later?? We h...

07/01/2010   |   Category: Real Property » Residential ...   |   State: Mississippi   |   #22528

Can I Sue the Seller or Home Inspector for Leaks in the Roof Not Discovered Before the Sale?

I bought/closed on my house May 15, 2009. The first heavy rains in September resulted in several leaks into the house, one area requiring an immediate re-roofing. After several estimates, I got the whole roof replaced for 14,600.00, in addition to the smaller section for 765.00. Evidence of pre existing leaks existed in the house but I did not recognize it, nor did the home ...

02/06/2010   |   Category: Real Property » Residential ...   |   State: Washington   |   #20818

What remedies are available when seller inaccurately disclosed homeowners fees?

We purchased a home in 7/09. On the disclosure statement the previous owners listed the neighborhood fees as $150 a year. However we've recently found that through quarterly payments we will be paying approximately $460 a year. Do we have legal recourse on this matter?

01/22/2010   |   Category: Real Property » Residential ...   |   State: Missouri   |   #20566

What remedies exist for seller's failure to disclose mold in the home?

We closed on our house in TN on Aug 31 of this year. Last week we discovered mold in basements finished walls. They disclosed a leaky basment that had ben repaired with no previous mold. Subsequent investigation into the problem resulted in pictures of previous mold in the same walls that was not disclosed in the house disclousures prior to purchase. Can we recoup the cost of m...

10/15/2009   |   Category: Real Property » Residential ...   |   State: Tennessee   |   #19115

Must you disclose that a suicide happened in a home

if some one comits suicide in a house you are selling do you have to disclose this by law.

08/31/2009   |   Category: Real Property » Residential ...   |   State: New York   |   #18339

Who is responsible for major repairs to the home I purchased 4 months ago?

I recently bought a home. Upon purchase, I had the home inspected. Within the last week, my deck collapsed and exposed massive water damage, including subflooring and 2X10's that support the home. None of this was found or disclosed. Who is responsible for repairs? The home is 12 years old and we've owned it for 4 months.

06/05/2009   |   Category: Real Property » Residential ...   |   State: West Virginia   |   #16876

Is the seller of a home legally required to install a mitigation system for elevated radon levels?

Is the seller of a home legally required to install a mitigation system for elevated radon levels discovered upon inspection, or is simply disclosing the problem formally/in writing to the buyer allowed?

04/13/2009   |   Category: Real Property » Residential ...   |   State: Maryland   |   #15981

If a sellet does not disclose foundation problems, what recourse can be taken?

In the District of Columbia, after buying a home, the buyer discovers the seller lied about foundation defects to the home as well a host of illegal gas/electric installations that caused immediate danger. Is there any recourse or time limits?

02/03/2009   |   Category: Real Property » Residential ...   |   State: District Of Columbia   |   #15143

Is it a crime to misrepresent a property?

We bought a small cabin and two adjacent lots in Big Bear California. The property was listed as a fixer upper and in as is condition. As we approached the end of escrow we were alerted by the Escrow Company that on of the lots had a lean against it set by the city for substandard conditions. The lien included all three lots and the cabin. After obtaining a copy of the lien an...

12/30/2008   |   Category: Real Property » Residential ...   |   State: California   |   #14888
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