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This question is for I have a couple of questions on files

This question is forCustomer I have a couple of questions on files that closed already -- in regards ***** ***** available POST-closing if something goes wrong. Please let me know if you are available today to discuss. Thank you.

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Attyadvisor

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I purchased a house in July this year and noticed there are

I purchased a house in July this year and noticed there are rodent activities after we moved in. We found out that the previous owner had knowledge of the rodent activities, but did not disclose to us (I obtained an inspection report from pest control company dated May confirming rodent actitivies, before we signed contract,), no recommended repairs were done. The seller disclosure did not mention rodents specifically, but have clause "other hidden defects have not otherwise been disclosed", do I have a chance to sue them for damage in the small claims court?

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Loren

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I closed on a condo in Rancho Cucamonga, Ca on 6/16/16

I closed on a condo in Rancho Cucamonga, Ca on 6/16/16 Rented it back for two months until August 11, 2016When We moved the refrigerator I could not get the valve completely turned off. There was a small drip and I put some plastic on the floor and a bucket to catch the drip. The new owner came buy to look at the cleaning then went to Las Vegas for the weekend. He maintains that he had someone come and empty bucket. On Monday Aug 14, I met him there to give him the keys and pointed out the bucket and drip. There was no mold at that time, his homeowners insurance sent out a company to dry up the water and that person told the new owner that that has been leaking behind the wall for a long time, I owned it for 4 years and never ever say water leaking from behind the wall or in the pantry. He now says he doesn't want to use his homeowners insurance because his premium will go up next year. He is holding me responsible even thou I had no knowledge of what was happening behind the wall. The water and mold abatement man said it has been leaking for a long time. Not to my knowledge, and we had a home inspection prior to close of escrow and it was never mentioned.Help!

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Barrister

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I just purchased my home in 11/2015. The seller was

Hi, I just purchased my home in 11/2015. The seller was EXTREMELY reluctant to provide any information regarding the state of the property when I asked what he meant by "as is". I asked him directly about any water damage, flooding in basement, flooding in back yard, etc. (since these have been past issues I've had with properties) and he said there wasn't any of those problems. SOME minor water when it rains in back yard and SOME MINOR water under kitchen sink that was fixed. I have had to spend $2k putting a drain in back yard because it came up to 3 feet with water a few months ago and the kitchen ceiling leaked so bad that it was dripping on my counter. We exposed area that was damaged and painted several times, to find mold. (i.e.: this has happened before.) now theres a flood in the kitchen & basement and coming down like rain in basement. Can I sue for damage?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NJJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I feel that the owner HID a lot from me. Cosmetically until the inspector left and little by little, things are becoming exposed and it's costing me a lot of money.

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RealEstateAnswer

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I now have an offer on my home, just accepted it two days

I now have an offer on my home, just accepted it two days ago. The buyers are pre qualified but not approved for the loan yet, as the loan company has to verify all their income, etc. My Agent emailed me today and told me the inspection was next Wednesday and that the buyers, the inspector and another agent in her office would be at my house for several hours and that I had to leave. I told her that I only wanted professionals doing the inspections, not the buyers, and that since my house is so small, and I work from my home office, that I would be here, but stay out of their way. I also requested that only the Inspector and Realtor come in then, and that the Inspector could do a report t to share with the buyers and bring them back to show them what he found at a later date. My agent, the listing agent, tried to bully me into leaving my home and letting everyone go through my house and belongings. I feel very uncomfortable about this and told her that. I am not refusing the inspection but don't want buyers who have not been approved for the loan yet going through my personal and business property. She tried to argue with me but I was firm. I am suspicious of the buyers anyway, as this seemed to be a set up deal in the first place. They made the offer before my house even was put in MLS. I do want to sell but not be victimized. What is your advice on all this?

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Roger

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I closed on the sale of a rental SFR in Denver on April 29,

I closed on the sale of a rental SFR in Denver on April 29, 2016. The buyer, also an investor did a throrough home inspection and challenged a few things. I agreed in a counter offer before closing to proivide a one year (from closing for 12 months). By the time we closed, I mentioned that they had not requested that we provide them with the home warranty policy so I did not provide one. Nothing has occurred since until yesterday. NMy Realtor called and said the investor who actually moved into the house and has lived there since April says the toilet is cracked at the base and the swamp cooler which was winterized upon the inspection does not work. The cracked toilet was never challenged at all and was not mentioned in the Inspection Objection from the buyer. The swamp cooler was working before it was winterized. Now the buyer wants me tyo fix the cracked toilet and pay for the repair of the swamp cooler. What liability do I have? He bought the property for $ 20,000 under current market value. Thanks!

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Gerald-Esquire

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Would like to sell home by owner, lots of issues, ethical,

Would like to sell home by owner, lots of issues, ethical, with agent. What where how ...have been on salebyowner.com, they have a book for 49.99 with all legal forms, is that worth the purchase? When does a lawyer get hired, and what tend to be costs.

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Damien Bosco

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This is for Please see attached letter regarding a closing

This is forCustomerPlease see attached letter regarding a closing that already took place. I know this is the agent's problem but there is the disclosure on the MLS that says that the information is believed to be accurate but not guaranteed. So my thoughts is that she is covered?

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Attyadvisor

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I bught some property that the inspector found discrepancies

I bught some property that the inspector found discrepancies on My realtor led me to believe that they had all been addressed (fixed) and they were not. What are the consequences if I stop paying my mortgage..

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Barrister

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