Q: Hello I had hired a real estate broker to sell my property. He knew the place and been empty for 2 years.
He turned the water on for inspection(knowing it might have frozen or busted water pipes)He had the water company turn the water on without planning on being there for several hours. There was over $4000 in water damage plus I will have to replace the flooring. Do I have a case? Can he be made to pay for repairs?
I did have have any property insurance on the property.
A: Yes, you can sue the real estate broker or his agency. First, file a claim with your home insurance and they might make a claim against the broker. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney in OH who can review the situation and possibly work out a settlement with the broker.
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