Baltimore, MD asked in Real Estate Law for Maryland

Q: I think seller knowingly sold me a property that may have foundation or leaking basement problems

I just purchased my first home two months ago. I began to notice signs of water leaking into the basement after heavy rain storms. I think the seller was aware of issues and tried to hide it. Is there anything I can do or can be done?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg
  • Potomac, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You need to retain counsel for a review of the contract and the inspection(s). If there is evidence of a misrepresentation in the disclosures about the property or a latent defect known to the owner and concealed from the buyer, you may have a cause of action including punitive damages and attorneys fees.

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