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Posted almost 2 years ago.

We have tried to mediate, but the broker said just to file in Small Claims Court or contract with an attorney. We have tried several times to reach out to the selling agent and the sellers, even with damaging evidence, they have continued to denied having any prior knowledge. The listing agent (also the owner of the property management company managed the property I purchased) claimed there was absoluately no repair records of any sort found in their file. The name of the handyman (supposely to be in charged of the repairs) mentioned in Facebook passed away last year, and the listing agent claimed that she had no access to his records as he was an independent contractor (also the boy friend of the listing agent)
Do i need to have an attorney subpoena the Facebook records?
I have a copy (time no date) from the ex-tenants.
Frankly, the amount in dispurte is $6500, not sure if it is worth getting an attorney, or just file in the Small Claims Court.

Daniel Patrick Beaver
Daniel Patrick Beaver, Residential Real Estate Lawyer - Walnut Creek, CA
Posted almost 2 years ago.

The handyman was the boyfriend of the listing agent. The listing agent was the owner of the management company that hired the handyman. The handyman chatted on Facebook about the roof problem with the tenants. Do I have this right? You should probably at least meet with an attorney, even if the result is to get a roadmap for how to best go after these guys.

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Posted almost 2 years ago.

The listing agent's attorney has contacted me today and wanted to settle. He asked if a mold inspection is done. We had a handyman opened up a small portion of the drywall, and could not see anything much, but he did feel any wetness inside the wall. Is it advisable to get a mold inspection now? I don't want to settle now in case there is a mold problem...

Daniel Patrick Beaver
Daniel Patrick Beaver, Residential Real Estate Lawyer - Walnut Creek, CA
Posted almost 2 years ago.

The Avvo website is an excellent resource for general legal information from attorneys, but it is not a substitute for specific legal advice, which is what it looks like you are seeking at this point. Most of the responses have advised you to consult with an attorney, and I would repeat that advice as well. Good luck.