Closed on a house Thurs in Royal Oak. Had it inspected before purchase, inspector reported no major issues. Started to move in Fri, found mold/mildew in basement as well as bad water damage due to leaking basement. HORRIBLE smell! (We thought it was dog smell when we viewed the house both times.) Inspector came back Friday night, *admitted* missing the leaking basement. Also informed me cost of repairs would be $30,000+! House was occupied at time of purchase, and evidence suggests sellers knew about basement, but actually bought house from sellers relocation company. No longer wish to own/occupy house. What are my legal options?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: Home Inspection
you should obtain a refund from your inspector. As to the homeowner, you would have to prove the owner knew the problem and covered it up or misrepresented it on the disclosure statement. Contact me at www.kliszlaw.com to discuss further. Tim Klisz