Feel like kicking someone in the behind!

MrsCDogg
By MrsCDogg Latest Reply 2018-10-13 20:38:28 -0500
Started 2018-09-11 15:21:32 -0500

We bought our house in 2012. It was a gift from my dad. The house was newly renovated and looked pristine. Everything freshly painted, new carpet very nice. We talked to the guy who sold it to us and he seemed to be honest and friendly.
Fast forward to now. The duct work in the garage is sweating so badly that it practically rains in there. There is black mold everywhere in there. We have had two estimates on how much it will take to fix it and the least is $2400. The most is $3800. We have contacted the seller and so far haven't heard back from him. If he won't make it right then it's to court we go.
I saw the seller around the community one day and rather than talk to me he just turned his back on me. I'm mad enough to spit nails right now.


6 replies

Sagitarian66
Sagitarian66 2018-10-13 20:38:28 -0500 Report

10/13/18
Depending on how the seller and buyer contact was written and agreed upon!
So are you're saying that your dad bought you the house as a gift right? Did your father consider having the house throughly INSPECTED b4 he purchased it? OR was it a buy AS IS?
If purchased (as is) then henceforth YOU ARE the tototally responsible bearer.
This could very well be WHY the seller is IGNORING you - He/She already KNEW the ""EXISTING"" issues b4 hand, now either they FAILED to HONESTLY Disclose this information beforehand or not doesn't hold - him/her liable. Although your father was trying his best to do a good deed. Seems to me like your dad should have done his HOMEWORK before purchasing you the home. It's no different than going to a USED car lit dealership and purchasing a car (as is) without getting ALL the facts, REQUESTING to have the car maintenanced/serviced by your own personal mechanic, engine and tire inspection, placed on a diagnistic machine, 30-90 day return policy.
Same approach applies when purchasing a new home. Now who are you still gonna blame? Buyer ir the Seller???

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2018-09-20 18:53:06 -0500 Report

I know it is a little late for this..but a home inspection and " latent defect " disclosure are always called for regardless of how nice the seller seems…I doubt there is anything you can do..This most likely falls into the realm of buyer beware..sorry

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2018-09-13 13:12:47 -0500 Report

Hi! I am so sorry to hear this. That is so frustrating, and who needs that expense and added stress. I am wondering if you have considered talking with an attorney. There may be something in your purchase agreement that indicates you have a year or two to be compensated if something like this happens. Please keep us posted. I feel bad for you!

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