We closed on our house a month ago. We had a leak from the second floor shower into first floor living area. We got a plumber to come out and he discovered it was fixed incorrectly and there actually was a screw into the drain from when they patched the ceiling. It was not disclosed in closing there was a problem. Also, we are having to get a new hot water heater since the pilot light constantly goes out.
Do we have a case to go back to the sellers for compensation on these problems?
Probably not. When buying real estate, it is the buyer's responsibility to thoroughly check out the property. If these items were something an inspector could have discovered in his ordinary inspection process, then you likely have no claim. On the other hand, if the seller hid the items from you so that you could not have discovered the defects, then you may possibly have a claim.
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