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I had my house reinspected yesterday. The reinspection revealed deficiencies: GE gas oven is producing carbon monoxide the unit tested at over 100 ppm of CO at start up and continued to produce over 27 ppm of CO for a period of more than one minute. CO gas is a significant health hazard. The front and rear (automatic type) hose bibbs (faucets) are defective - spraying water at the drain holes. Humidifier is not operational (no water feed). The left side roof 'rake board' (trim) and cornice are rotted and need full replacement' there is a large gap at the peak of the 'rake board' that should be properly sealed. Wood decay is evident at the front entry door frame at the bottom sides and at the upper trim. The garage doors show minor decay at the bottom panels. The rear door shows wood decay at the door jamb bottom; the door needs repair of the weather- stripping, caulking at the glass panel, and improved seal at the threshold. Full exterior paint and caulking is needed; paint is also needed on both sides of the roof trim 'rake boards' ... Can I request payment for the cost of the repairs from the previous owners? It seems these defects existed before I moved in. It seems to me this is a breach or a nondisclosure. It seems like these deficiencies should have been disclosed. I'm being made a victim. What are my rights in a situation like this?
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Thanks for your question and good evening.

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You can pursue a claim and civil suit here if necessary for breach of contract based on misrepresentation and non disclosure here of material fact.The lawyer here would send demand letters to everybody involved.Usually both realtor and inspector have errors and omissions type coverage and may settle through their insurance.You see what responses you get and then consider a civil suit if you do not get sufficient recovery.

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You have good facts because obviously these problems existed prior to closing.

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You want a lawyer that does real estate litigation.Here is lawyer referral through your state bar.I wish you good luck here getting compensation for all of this.

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