It's important that you have a home inspection prior to signing contracts to determine what the real condition of the property is thus to avoid discovering these things after the sale is closed. Did you have one?
I suggest that you contact a real estate attorney as he can advise you best as this is a legal matter.
Also, I suggest that you hire a mold remediation contractor to get rid of the mold asap as this might help with your family's illnesses.
Best wishes to you!
Prudential Connecticut Realty
Any health issues that your family is experiencing is probably not due to the lead paint or the asbestos/cement shingles. The mold issue is quite another story. There has to be a moisture issue of some form to allow for the widespread mold growth that you have described. Leaks in plumbing supply lines, drain lines, roof and chimney leaks, poor grading of the lot and a hundred other factors could be contributing to water intrusion which will lead to mold issues.
The bottom line is that since you did not have a home inspection performed you are now faced with an uphill battle to prove that the sellers knew of any of these issues.
ATN Home Inspections Services.
Jonesboro AR. Home Inspector
AR License #HI-1496
You stated that you are â€œbuyingâ€ a house. I guess that means you have bought. Was this an owner finance on a land contract or did you get a mortgage from a lender? If so it would appear that whoever inspected or appraised the property for the lender would have or should have noticed the mold and other unfavorable conditions.
If you are on here with the â€œwounded duckâ€ syndrome, â€œhelp me â€“help me I have babies and I am poor â€¦â€ thinking some local lawyer or others are going to feel sorry for you and represent you for free or give you a refund you are only kidding yourself.
Speaking of yourself; pretend someone with an enormous amount of money were to approach you tonight and tell you for some personal sentimental reason they are prepared to give you 10-times the amount you paid for the house. Are you going to go to the seller with your newly discovered riches and give him some money back? Better still when you attempt to sell the house are you going to be honest or be the same kind of person you allege the seller was to you?
As for your statement â€œcan I sue;â€ you should know the courts are inundated with frivolous lawsuits if the plaintiff has the money. Lawyers will sue for any reason, if-if you have the money. So your question of can you sue can be answered by if you have the money.
I hope this is helpful to you and also I want to inform you that Elvis Presley is dead and Nixon is no longer President. Also I am selling wood for fire places at $300.00 per rick/rank or whatever. I feel you are a potential buyer.