If the crack was hidden under a carpet or otherwise, the inspector would not be liable.
The seller, on the other hand, might be. You would have to prove that the seller had knowledge of this defect and intentionally failed to disclose it. The seller's argument would probably be "I thought I fixed the problem. It must have gotten worse afterwards, and I had no idea..."
You would have to speak with a real estate attorney to find out what your exact recourse and legal standing might be in this situation. Do you have all of the disclosures that the seller gave you in writing? Do you have a purchase contract in writing?... more
Mr Cwell if you belive that the property is not a good investment you should move on. Why spend the money on a home inspector who after looking at the situation recommends you have a structural engineer come out and looks at it?
You could have a thousand dollars wrapped up in inspections on a propery that you already feel is not a good investment. Move on and forget this one.... more