Los Angeles, CA asked in Real Estate Law for California

Q: Do I have a case against a seller that failed to disclose conditions of a leaky concrete slab?

We've recently bought a house (build in 1959). House had old vinyl tile. After starting remodeling, we've discovered that there is significant dampness under the tiles. It appears that many tiles have been re-glued with silicone based glue (different than original glue). We believe seller knew of the dampness problem. The seller never disclosed this problem to us.

Once we discovered this, we had a pipe leak inspection. Inspector found pinhole leak in old plumbing. We've re-piped the house with attic copper (still unclear if it fixed the problem, because it takes a long time for slab to dry), but we're wondering if we can pursue damages against the seller?

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George W. Wolff Esq.
George W. Wolff Esq.
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A: Possibly.

You would have to prove that its more likely than not that they knew of the problems with the sladb.

How much do you think your damages are?

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