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Can you tell me, did the seller know of the mold? Or do you know?
Can you tell me, did you have a home inspection done prior to the purchase?If so, did that inspection uncover any of these problems? If not, why not?
ThanksFL law is clear, the seller is required to disclose the existence if the property contains any environmental hazards such as asbestos, lead, mold, Chinese drywall, etc.So IF they had knowledge of the mold and did not disclose??That would be a basis to void the contract (you could sue to have the contract voided, you get your money back and return the home to the seller)But you have to prove it...you have the burden to prove they knew about the mold.Can you report to the realtor board?Sure...but the standard is the same...you have to prove they knew of the mold and did not disclose (which violates the law).As for the leaking roof or leaky pipe?
That is not a "required disclosure"...and this is one of the reasons why you have the home inspected prior to purchase. So this would not likely be a basis to sue or complain.
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The board will investigate the complaint. If there is evidence that the broker/agent did not act ethically (for example, evidence that the broker/agent misled you)? The board will sanction the broker/agent