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Patti and Norman, thank you for your follow-up.What you are describing is a potential violation of any home sale, be it a mobile home or a permanent structure. Any seller must disclose all known defects with the property, or defects that reasonably should have been known or found by them when they were maintaining the property. That includes the seller, their broker if he knew, and the inspector is any reasonable inspector would have been able to find this damage when they reviewed the property. As a consequence you could have a potential suit fro fraud and misrepresentation against the seller primarily for the costs associated with facilitating repairs to the property. I would strongly suggest these potential steps:1. Retaining a new unaffiliated inspector to review the property and then potentially testify on your behalf that the damage was more than likely known and should have been both disclosed and discovered prior to the sale by your own inspector.2. A real estate attorney who has experience with litigation should be retained and would need to evaluate the forms and documentation you have pertaining to this property.3. A call to the seller, potentially by the attorney, should be made and demanded that they cover costs from repair. If they refuse to do so after you obtain enough supporting evidence that they should have informed you in this instance, then consider having the attorney file against all the parties listed.Good luck.
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