Cape May, NJ asked in Construction Law for New Jersey

Q: I just purchased a house that had been flipped in NJ and have found all construction debris buried in our yard

the seller offered to send a couple of guys to dig it up and re soil and seed but I don't believe they're licensed what do I do??

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Noel Rivers
Noel Rivers
  • Hackensack, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: I'm sorry to hear about your experience. You should involve the lawyer who represented you in the closing with this matter. If that is not an option, your best bet may be to ask the seller if the people he wants to send over are licensed and insured. If he says they are not, you can tell him you'll obtain a quote for the removal of the construction debris and provide it to the seller to pay.

Depending on the type of construction debris buried in your yard, you may want to consider contacting a company to check the soil to see if there is any environmental contamination. Remediation of any environmental contamination could be very costly.

Your communication with the seller should be in writing (text or emails are sufficient) so there is a clear record of your requests and the seller's response.

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