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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:50 PM
1) Action against the building inspector (most likely your remedy would be limited to whatever you paid for the inspection). Most of the service contracts like that would expressly limit any liability to only the cost of services as they wouldn't want to be liable for the purchase price of a home that they incorrectly inspected.
2) Action against the seller.
Generally sellers are required to disclose all defects that they know of (latent defects). It is clear that the seller was aware of these defects at the time of sale, so you are faced with the issue of showing/determinging that these were in-fact defects.
Your next stop might be to research what consitutes a 'defect'. Look to the general theory of what a defect is (maybe as broad as something which would prevent a building from 'meeting code') instead of an enumerated list.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:20 AM
Second, it would be helpful to know whether you received a termite inspection report and a home inspection report prior to the close of escrow. These reports are standard practice in most states.
If nothing was disclosed, and no reports were provided, you may still have a claim against the seller and the real estate brokers involved (if any) for failure to disclose patent defects. A patent construction defect is one which would be noticeable during the course of day to day living in the house.
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Posted 20 June 2014 - 10:41 PM
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Posted 24 July 2014 - 11:49 AM
If you had a termite inspection (which you should have had) then the responsibility to treat the termites is on the company that failed to notice them I would assume. The seller isn't responsible for that aspect. It sounds to me like you didn't have your own real estate agent? The seller could be found guilty of concealment if they knew about the holes and did not disclose depending on what your specific state laws are. If you did have an agent or attorney helping you with your purchase, reach out to them first. If you did not have anyone helping you, I strongly suggest a consultation with an attorney before getting too deep into things. Good luck, sounds like a tricky situation.
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