Columbus, NE asked in Real Estate Law for Nebraska

Q: Whose responsible for a collapsed sewer line discovered two days after moving in my newly purchased home?

My daughter just bought a house and moved in. Rite away the sewer started showing signs of problems. She had a camera ran thru the line and was told it was collapsed. She wasn't told anything about this during the purchase. It seems this had to be known issue that wasn't disclosed. What should she do? She's only 21 and this is her first home purchase?

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James Polack
James Polack
  • Omaha, NE
  • Licensed in Nebraska

A: If the Seller knew of the problem and failed to disclose, they can be found liable in court, pending proof, etc. Nebraska law provides attorney fees in some circumstances, and if the Buyer is sucessfull, and if the case is filed within a year of purchase or possesion, depending which was first. She should be contacting an attorney as soon as possible.

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