I closed escrow on February 12, 2018.
There were NO disclosed issues listed in the paperwork and when I asked any questions, I always got the answer, “not that they are aware of” from their real estate agent.
I don’t believe that at all!!! 1- I googled Nevada’s disclosure law and the first answer I read used those EXACT words. and 2- by the third week in May, after loads of unexpected rain, the ground thawed (as did everything else) and my house began to move. Not just one direction and not just for a little while. It began to rock! Forward and backward, left and right as if it were a boat tied up at a pier during a major wind storm!
It hasn’t stopped yet.
Since that began, there have been cracks appearing EVERYWHERE!! The walls, ceilings, floors, roof, foundation, etc.
The foundation is caving in on itself. What I mean is that we can see it changing daily and the top and bottom of it beginning to look like an accordion. (My House is brick...) call me odd but I expect a brick house not to rock as if floating on water.
The joists/cement have raised the carpet/lino on the above level/basement floors & most of the trusses are split length-wise. & LOTS MORE!
You should look into the Nevada Revised Statute, Chapter 113. This chapter allows you to sue for damages when the person knowingly misrepresents the existence of a known defect in the home. It is not always easy to prove the prior homeowner know about the defect, so you need to ask neighbors if they heard anything from prior neighbor about foundation issues. If you can find out something, this gives you a much better chance of prevailing. If it is a new home, look at suing the builder under NRS Chapter 40. Good Luck.
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