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I purchased a home in Monahans, Texas. After 4 months we are

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I purchased a home in Monahans, Texas. After 4 months we are having septic issues. We have had some come out and locate and pump. But there were no tanks, just two dry this legal. Should they have had to disclose this fact? I am being told I will need to replace the system with tanks, do I have any recourse?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

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It could be possible to seek damages from the seller if this condition was known to the seller and negligently or intentionally not disclosed to the buyer. That said, the seller could claim that you/the buyer had the right/ability to inspect the property, the septic tanks, etc before closing and since you didn't, you're partly liable.

Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

Who is correct is a question of fact for the judge or jury to determine, but if the seller knew of this issue and didn't disclose it, there's likely some liability that you could assert and possibly get at least part of the expense to repair this from the seller.