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I just bought a house from an owner/RE Agent. I did not opt

I just bought a house from an owner/RE Agent. I did not opt to hire a home inspector but did the inspection because the home had a new roof, HVAC, all new flooring, inside paint, all new appliances, hot water heater (everything), new bath fixtures and ceiling fans. It was flawless inside and out. I received a Georgia :Seller's Property Disclosure Statement completed and signed by the owner agent. The property is a rental and my new tenant's family of four moved in the day of closing. Four days after closing, my tenant called and said the washer draining is backing up to the clothes washer. The property has a septic system for all water related appliances except the washer. It has its own drain system, probably some sort of drain field. I called my Septic/drain expert who says the drain is not adequate and deeps a properly sized drain system. I am contracting him to install the $ 1,500 125 Gallon drain and filter system. He has a solid reputation and came recommended by my Realtor. Here is the problem: The seller noted on the Disclosure under the question "Are there any leaks, backups, or other similar problems with any portion of the plumbing, water or sewage systems?" His answer was no. I believe he is liable for some part or all of the $ 1500 fix. What is your legal opinion of my best approach or rights in this situation? If he had answered "I don't know", I would have made a different decision about that part of an inspection. As a Colorado RE Broker myself for many years and a commercial RE bank senior executive, I believe the owner agent should have known the consequences of his answer(s) on the disclosure. I think the Georgia Real Estate licensing authority would see it my way as well if I ask for an investigation on the transaction. Your opinion please. Thanks

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I just bought a house from an owner/RE Agent. I did not opt

I just bought a house from an owner/RE Agent. I did not opt to hire a home inspector but did the inspection because the home had a new roof, HVAC, all new flooring, inside paint, all new appliances, hot water heater (everything), new bath fixtures and ceiling fans. It was flawless inside and out. I received a Georgia :Seller's Property Disclosure Statement completed and signed by the owner agent. The property is a rental and my new tenant's family of four moved in the day of closing. Four days after closing, my tenant called and said the washer draining is backing up to the washer. The property has a septic system for all water related appliances except the washer. It has its own drain system, probably some sort of drain field. I called my Septic/drain expert who says the drain is not adequate and deeps a properly sized drain system. I am contracting him to install the $ 1,500 125 Gallon drain and filter system. He has a solid reputation and came recommended by my Realtor. Here is the problem: The seller noted on the Disclosure under the question "Are there any leaks, backups, or other similar problems with any portion of the plumbing, water or sewage systems?" His answer was no. I believe he is liable for some part or all of the $ 1500 fix. What is your legal opinion of my best approach or rights in this situation?

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My condo was totally destroyed by a fire that resulted from

My condo was totally destroyed by a fire that resulted from a lamp that shorted out. The Associations master policy covered the rebuilding of the unit and included the replacement of HVAC, all kitchen cabinets, counter tops, counters, bathroom fixtures, mirrors, lighting fixtures through out the unit, doors, all plumbing fixtures, carpeted stairway and ceramic tiled floor in bathrooms and kitchen. However, they refused to pay for flooring other than the ceramic tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. The unit i purchased new came with wall to wall carpet in the other areas. I had taken out the carpet and replaced it with hardwood flooring. The management company told me at first that the association had passed a bylaw prohibiting hard wood floors being installed in all "B" units. I have a B unit. However, I checked the recorded dec and bylaws. No such limitation existed. Then I was told that the master policy didn't cover " betterments" installed by the unit owner. However, I installed "granite counter tops which were originally were laminated. They replaced the granite counter tops that i had installed. but would not give me credit for carpet or the hardwood flooring which i had to pay for. the dec. says nothing about "improvements and betterments"I had to lay out over $13000 for flooring. do i have a case against the Association or the ins. co.

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Can an estate lawyer require me to pay that where agreed on

Can an estate lawyer require me to pay for repairs that where agreed on and made to a house if our closing where to fall through.

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Building occupancy not correct leased, need to change to

Building occupancy not correct for business leased, need to change to receive certificate of occupancy. Business in building 10 years sold to new owner and discovered not correct. is the Business owner or building owner responsible for obtaining correct c of o. We have aTriple net lease

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I PURCHASED A HOUSE WHERE IT PASSED INSPECTION. THE MAJOR

I PURCHASED A HOUSE WHERE IT PASSED INSPECTION. THE MAJOR THING IS THAT THE INSPECTION WAS DONE IN SEPT 15 AND I TOOK OWNERSHIP OF THE HOUSE NOV15. WHEN I MOVED IN THE HEAT DID NOT WORK. ON THE INSPECTION IT SHOWED WORKING. NOW IN MAY 16 THE AIR DOES NOT WORK. HAD ESTIMATES AND IT IS SAID THAT THE ENTIRE SYSTEM HAS TO BE REPLACED. THE AIR NEVER WORKED. THERE WERE THING ON THE INSPECTION THAT MY AGENT SAID HE WOULD TAKE CARE OF BUT FINDING OUT THEY WERE NEVER DONE. IS THERE ANY RECOURSE I HAVE? I ASKED MY AGENT ABOUT A HOME WARRANTY AND HE STATED THAT THE SELLER WOULD NOT OFFER IT, BUT HE DID NOT EXPLAIN I COULD HAVE PURCHASED ONE ON MY OWN. I SINCE HAVE PURCHASED ONE BUT I AM STARING $5OOO. TO GET HEAT AND AIR INTO A HOME I'VE OWNE A LITTLE OVER 6 M0S. CAN YOU HELP?

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I sold my condo, it included a washer and dryer, the very

I sold my condo, it included a washer and dryer, the very small kind that fits stacked in a closet, they were 6-7 years old. Apparently the spin cycle on the washer stopped working and the buyer is claiming that I knew. I didn't. My agent is an alcoholic and a nightmare, these are things that have come out, she is throwing me under the bus. The whole process has been a terrible time. I would throw money at it - split the bill or something but there is more history than that. She also claimed that I knew that the water pressure in the kitchen was no good, I have no idea what she is talking about, her inspection didn't pick it up, neither did mine 2 years ago, her warranty apparently fixed it though, so she dropped that, she also threatened to back out, after due diligence over cable not being included (it is) in the HOA fee, even if it meant losing her earnest money. It was a very stressful sale. At one point she claimed that the air conditioner didn't work, past due diligence, mind you, but I was committed on a house at this point, and that the cold air was just because it was a cold day. I suggested she get an HVAC expert out, she declined, sent her dingbat agent out who finally left convinced that it was, in fact, working! HELP. I think she is going to take me to small claims court. A new washer is 700$ max.

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Undergoing a large remodel and having major issues with our

Undergoing a large remodel and having major issues with our contractor and subs. We are nearly finished, so firing and switching contractors is not an option. We couldn't fire him earlier because when we uncovered the issues, the house was partially demolished and we simply couldn't switch contractors midstream. We are threatening holding back final payments but he is telling us that he (and all their subs) will immediately place mechanics liens.At this point, we just want him done and out of the house. However, he is now refusing to fix any Punch List items saying "this is good enough" or "that's how I do it".The concern I have is that while part of the project pulled permits, we did the kitchen and bath remodel without permits. He is threatening to call the town if we complain or hold back payment. He claims the town will force us to rip out the kitchen/bath, fine us, etc.At the same time, we discovered that he:-Forged bids from subs to make his preferred subs look like the best bid-Used an HVAC sub who was unlicensed in CT and tried to cover it up by paying a retired licensed HVAC guy pull the permit-Tried to sneak in lower quality paint, plumbing, windows, floors, than what was specified in the contract-Tried to charge us for mold remediation when 2 independent mold companies told us there was no mold anywhere in the houseWe are stuck because I have no idea what this guy would do if we force his hand. If this ends up in court, it may be messy and ugly. At the same time, I just want the work we paid for to be done correctly.Any help suggestions be appreciated.Thanks!ScottWestport, CT

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I have been living in a house 3 yrs. It was an estate

I have been living in a house for almost 3 yrs. It was an estate my friend was the executor. The house went for back taxes and I took out a loan so the estate regained ownership. The deal was i would not pay rent until the loan was paid off and that hipefully i would be able to purchase the house from yhem later on.The executor sold the house to one of the heirs and now that heir is selling the house and asking me to pay rent on top of the loan. I have repeatedly tried to contact him so we could straighten out the lease and I would pay rent until my closing on june 15. He has not responded to my calls whatsoever. i still have the rent sitting in my account. He just put a notice to quit on my door and said I have 30 days to get out. What can I do

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