I was led to believe my house didn't have chinese drywall until closing. I was told the house HAD chinese drywall but it had been removed. The house was built 2006, I bought in 2010. Last month, I turned on my A/C and it wasn't blowing cold air. A service man came out and showed me the coils and tips of the wires in the thermostat, they were all black. He told me only chinese drywall could turn copper black. I looked at the invoice of the drywall replacement I received at closing and shows a bill of $3300, I have found out that full remediation costs more than that. I also called my county's building department, they don't have any record of a permit for drywall replacement for my home. 1. Is this fraud? 2.How could the seller have replaced the drywall without a permit? 3.Do I have a case?
Its possible, you need to retain a lawyer to review the issue ASAP. The problem here is "they told me" and " I was led to believe" in the face of " I was told there was Chinese drywall" and now its 4 years later. This suggests that there was SOME disclosure with the question being whether it was proper disclosure. Whether a permit was required can easily be answered by contacting your local code enforcement entity.
Contact Ervin Gonzalez at Colson, Hicks in Miami. (305) 476-7400. He heads the drywall class action litigation for the country. Tell him I sent you please. He is the best in the business!
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