Of course you can. But, that is not your real question, is it?
What you want to know is if you will win and if you will be compensated for considerably more than your loss and stress. Otherwise, why do it, right?
Maybe, maybe not. Might a judge or jury award you enough to pay for what is now about a month's worth of rent, and some ambiguous amount to compensate you for the stress? Better yet, will they not only award you that amount, but now you are going to have entered into a long, protracted litigation situation for which you will pay a large sum in legal fees, and have put yourself through a great deal more stress for a significantly longer time. Do you have more money than the lender to pay in legal fees, as I can assure you they are going to fight this to the end (otherwise, they open themselves up to all sorts of lawsuits like yours)? All in the hopes the judge or jury will agree with you....
Personally, I would focus on getting the situation rectified and over with, then sit back and enjoy my new home, thankful I wasn't still involved in a legal battle six months or a year from now.
By the way, why the heck is it taking a month to fix socket problems? Makes me wonder if you are going to be asking about suing the electrician next? See Red Adair's statement below...are you getting referrals to professionals?
Or, is it just me?
Bill Parker, Loan Officer
AZ Lic# 09011570
CPA--Licensed, no longer practicing
GenCor Mortgage, Inc.
15730 N. 83rd Way, Suite 103
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(O) 480-525-8496; (M) 602-565-3646; (F) TBD
MISSION STATEMENT: To create an unbelievably enjoyable experience for my clients, while guiding them through the most important financial transactions of their personal lives. My clients know me as their Mortgage Lender for Life. I truly appreciate your referrals.
If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.
Red Adair, Oil well firefighter