Englewood, NJ asked in Uncategorized for New Jersey

Q: I purchased a foreclosed house that was advertised as connected to a public sewer.

I purchased a foreclosed house that was advertised as connected to a public sewer. After I closed on the house, I found a septic tank on the property that was broken and failed 2 inspections. The closing attorney I used informed me after I found the tank that he had in fact had the title report for 15 days prior to the closing and it does state the property has a private septic system. the sewer hookup was part of my decision to purchase the home. I did not want a septic system. Do I sue my closing attorney for the fees I paid him as well as the financial damages incurred due to the broken septic system? or do I sue him for the fees back from malpractice and sue the selling agencies for misinformation?

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Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You should look to retain a legal malpractice attorney. More specific information is required to advise you on the rest of your questions. Good luck.

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