Duluth, GA asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Georgia

Q: Can I sue the home seller of a home I purchased if they lied about having a permit on the disclosure agreement?

I purchased a home with a renovated kitchen that was not done correctly. The kitchen island is too big (about 2-3 times larger than a normal one) and it's causing the kitchen floor to sag and dip. There was no permit on file when I checked recently. However, the disclosure agreement the seller signed said there was no construction in the house done without a permit. I have a building inspector coming to see the sunroom I am having built soon. If the inspector sees the kitchen and if I get a citation, can I sue the home seller to pay to update the kitchen to be up to code?

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Michael D. Birchmore
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Michael D. Birchmore
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: On any given day, any person can sue another person for any reason. That said, it says nothing about being successful in the lawsuit. You should meet with an attorney who can review your documents and ask additional questions. Only after that can you expect a viable response.

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