Anderson, IN asked in Libel & Slander and Real Estate Law for Indiana

Q: Home bought that was stamped unsafe and unaware of it at time of purchas.

My husband and i recently bought a rent to own home in Muncie Indiana. After signing contracts and begining renovations we were informed by a city inspecter that the home was deemed unsafe for habitation and the we may have legal action because after the inspector reviewed the contracts discovered it was no where mentiond. Now my husband and two children cant live in the home because of this and want to know options

1 Lawyer Answer
Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: You need to consult with a real estate attorney in your area ASAP. Depending on the reason for why the home was deemed unsafe for habitation and whether or not the previous owners knew about it, the previous owners could be liable for any damages related to having to find a new place to live as well as what you put into the house. This is based only on the limited facts available here.

Consult with a real estate attorney in your area ASAP.

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