Q: Do I have legal recourse for a just discovered leak and damage inside walls, for a home I purchased 11.5 mos ago.
The area in question was purposely covered by a piece of furniture that fit exactly inside a closet. The end of month we'll be here 1 yr. We just moved this furniture and saw a nightmare. We had an inspection done and he never even checked. The home was built in 2019. We are 3rd owners. DR Horton builder, i now know, notoriously negligent. We bought the home w a 1yr warranty from date of purchase, denoted in several listings, but AFTER sale, were told by our agent, no warranty. I have screenshots. The previous homeowners covered this up, but clearly knew. The agent lied, then offered no explanation. The inspector failed to inspect and the builders did not build a suitable home. I dont know what to do. Hoping I have legal recourse.
A: Get your entire contract and as much information in front of a local lawyer as soon as possible. While it is likely too late to utilize the home warranty, if it exists, you can likely still file a lawsuit against some party to the matter.
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