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When buying the home, did you have an inspection done? Was any due diligence performed to check these things out?
Was the issue with the dock included in the contract? Prior to closing, was the dock inspected and made sure it was up to code?
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Prior to closing the dock should have been inspected against to make sure it was up to code, as agreed. If it was not inspected and checked out, then you may have waived your right to go after them, since the home was likely sold "as is" and you took it, along with the dock, in its current condition. Moreover, if there were issues with the pool, the inspection should have revealed them. You shared that there were no issues reveled, so unless you can show they knew about this and hide them, and as a result, the inspector could not find issues, it may be hard. Based upon what you shared above, to try and go back and sue the seller almost a year after you bought the home, is going to be hard to do. It is possible that the issue with the pool occurred after you bought it and if the dock was not up to code, it should have been brought up to code prior to close and checked out. It should have closed, if there were issues and problems, which the seller was supposed to cure.
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