What rights does a home buyer after the purchase of house that is now showing damage?

UPDATED: Jun 30, 2012

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What rights does a home buyer after the purchase of house that is now showing damage?

Purchased a home which had foundation repair that was disclosed at time of sell. Because of the transferable life-time warranty on foundation work, I purchased home. I have been in home a year. Now walls are splitting, doors not closing, etc. Had foundation company to come out under warranty to review problem and was told it was not the area they repaired so therefore they would not cover any repair and quoted a $15, 000 repair. Seller had already spent $23,000 on foundation work. I was not told limited work was done on foundation. Do I have any rights now to this problem?

Asked on June 30, 2012 under Real Estate Law, South Carolina


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Maybe not.  You or your attorney had an obligation to investigate the matter prior to close and the issue may not have "survived closing" as they say.  Did you have the proeprty inspected?  Did the report say anything about that potion of the foundation you are now having trouble with?  Please take the documentation to some one to read on your behalf.  Good luck.

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