a favor and spend a hundred dollars and hire YOUR OWN independent LICENSED MASTER PLUMBER to do an analysis of the plumbing BEFORE you buy. DO NOT rely on the inspections.
You have to remember, all of those parties have a vested interest to get you into that home. They are
not always looking after your best interest. IF the seller lied on the disclosure/ and the property was not being sold "as is" and you can prove it. You might have really good legs to stand on. I would consult a lawyer.
We saved ourselves from getting the shaft--by hiring our own people to tell us what we are looking
at. Right now we are still in the process and will be hiring one more expert to make sure we are
protected. Is it money out of pocket? yes. Is it fair that you have to do it? No it is not. You should be
able to get honesty out of the seller and your real estate agent should protect you--but A. they are
salespeople you must remember that, and B. they are not experts so may not know.
Above all: do your research/ check to see if any permits were pulled/ if not then work was probably
done by the seller and not a licensed contractor. Also--check with possible previous owners before this seller. Sometimes you can find out from a neighbor or from city or township records, names of previous. You are not into this house until you sign on the line--remember not to let yourself be
swept up in the "urgency" to buy!!!!! Both the lender and the agent will tell you that there is a timeline.
PHOOEY, you set the timeline, YOU ARE buying--it will be you on the hook for 1000's of your dollars!!
Mark Leach | http://www.alcoronadoplumbing.com/services/plumbing-services
a huge "Red Flag" not only for the type of work, but for the loan.
As far as your rights to sue, I'm in California and you can sue here if the coffee is too hot in McDonalds!
Michael Foster http://www.rotorooterpa.com