I am sorry to hear about the issues you are having with your new home. That's a shame. Some items may not have been known, and a seller not abiding by codes, isn't necessarily a "violation" to the sale. If the seller knew of issues and didn't disclose though, you might have a case, if you can prove that.
Did you have a home inspection? I would think these items would have been discovered then.
Do you have the sellers disclosure?
This can be a complicated situation with many factors.
I would suggest the following:
1) contact the realtor who helped you purchase the home to see what guidance they can provide, and review your options depending on the situation.
2) contact a local real estate attorney who can review the details of the sale, and hopefully present your possible options.
I would make sure to document everything and take pictures for now.
.you say these items weren't "disclosed to you"...... but you also say this all "literally happened 2 weeks after settlement".............what happened after settlement?
You discovered these issues 2 weeks later.... or these issues just occurred then?
I will assume you mean you didn't discover these issues until 2 weeks after the closing.......
So, in any event.......this begs the question...
Didn't you have a home inspection???
Both problems should have been discovered then.........if your home inspector missed them - he or she is who you need to call.
If you bought a home without having it inspected, I'd have to ask why?
Unless you can show there was fraud / purposeful misrepresentation, I don't see what you can do at this point in regard to the sellers, but I'm not an attorney.
And, no, you can't (to the best of my knowledge) "rescind" a purchase 2 weeks after the closing.
By the way - have you moved in?
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