Taylorsville, NC asked in Real Estate Law for North Carolina

Q: Bought a home 3 years ago, real estate agent got me an inspector, no structural issues were found at time of inspection

Hired a contractor and he advised me there is a structural issue. The previous owner removed 3/4 structural poles from basement to make it one large room and never reinforced the structure. I have been ripped off from a previous contractor and I don't have the funds to repair the structure, can I report this to my insurance company and have them have a structural engineer come out to repair the structure? I had a roof installed in May and have met my $2500 deductable. I have also tried to contact my real estate agent but he never calls me back. Thank you

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Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran
  • Yadkinville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: I cannot advise you on what your insurance may cover, and you will have to call them and ask that question. However, it sounds like you have a valid lawsuit against the home inspector. I advise contacting a local lawyer and have them give you a complete assessment of your situation. Be aware that now that you have discovered the issue, your time to file a lawsuit has started, and the amount of time you have depends on what specific claim you are making.

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