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    Re: Date on Disclosure incorrect

    Posted by Laura on 11/30/07

    I was just wondering.... I haven't been able to tell him yet
    that the date was incorrect.

    On 11/30/07, Curmudgeon wrote:
    > ...and just what is it that you want to do on Saturday or
    > Sunday that can't wait until you hear from your attorney on
    > Monday?
    > On 11/30/07, Laura wrote:
    >> My new husband and I just purchased our first home in Ohio.
    >> We bought the home in September. We paid for a whole home
    >> inspection prior to purchasing the home. The seller was an
    >> elderly lady who was moving into a nursing home, but seemed
    >> to be of good health at our closing. She signed all the
    >> papers, talked to us, chatted about certain "features" of
    >> her home, etc.
    >> On her disclosure papers she stated that, "Cracks in
    >> basement walls allowed water seepage but were repaired 10
    >> years ago". We requested a receipt of repairs in an
    >> addendum to the contract, which she provided at the closing
    >> of our home. Like that day, at the table, with the title
    >> agency there, ready to sign papers.
    >> We have now lived in the home for over 3 months and EVERY
    >> crack in the basement leaks. Our first line of action was
    >> that we called the repair company, who came out and looked
    >> at the cracks he "fixed". When I say fixed....he charged
    >> this woman $8,000 to repair 4 large cracks. EACH of them
    >> has leaked multiple times since we have lived here. He said
    >> for $500 more he could install a drain in our backyard to
    >> take pressure off of our foundation, but never addressed
    > the
    >> fact that the cracks were leaking.
    >> So, then we called another foundation company and had them
    >> give us an estimate to repair the leaks. $5,800! They COULD
    >> NOT believe that he charged that much for the repairs, and
    >> that the basement needed new drain tile, the cracks
    >> re-repaired and the outside soil needed to be fixed. They
    >> said for the amount of money he charged, they should NEVER
    >> had leaked again.
    >> After relaying this information to our Realtor, she advised
    >> us to contact a lawyer and see what our option are. I
    > found
    >> one, faxed him all the paper work he requested. In the
    >> process, I discovered that the date on the basement crack
    >> repairs was 8-1-03!!!!!!!!!! That is not 10 years ago!!!
    >> That is a little over 4 years!
    >> If her disclosure stated 10 years, and the repairs were
    > done
    >> 4 years....this is not accurate information that she
    >> disclosed. Does this void her credibility? Does this
    > cause
    >> the contract to be "untrue"? Could this help us out???
    >> Also, on the disclosure it asks "If owner knows of repairs,
    >> modifications, or alterations to the property or other
    >> attempts to control any flooding, drainage, settling,
    >> grading or erosion problems since owning the property (but
    >> not longer than the past 5 years), please describe"
    >> Well, when the crack repair man came, he had to bring in
    >> dirt to re-direct the run-off from the roof. A back hoe!
    >> She did not disclose this information either...
    >> Help!!!! I am waiting to hear back from the attorney, but
    > it
    >> is now Friday, and I don't think I will hear anything until
    >> Monday.

    Posts on this thread, including this one
  • Date on Disclosure incorrect, 11/30/07, by Laura.
  • Re: Date on Disclosure incorrect, 11/30/07, by Curmudgeon.
  • Re: Date on Disclosure incorrect, 11/30/07, by Laura.
  • Re: Date on Disclosure incorrect, 11/30/07, by --.
  • Re: Date on Disclosure incorrect, 11/30/07, by Laura.
  • Re: Date on Disclosure incorrect, 11/30/07, by --.
  • Re: Date on Disclosure incorrect (PS), 11/30/07, by --.
  • Re: Date on Disclosure incorrect (PS), 12/01/07, by v.
  • Re: Date on Disclosure incorrect (PS), 12/02/07, by Prairie Dawg.

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