Q: Bought a 5 bed 3 bath home a yr ago and found out now that it has a 2 persons max 1 bed perk

I bought my listed 5 bed 3 bath home in Jan 2021 . Everything has been great but had a plumbing issue and found after septic people came out and plumber that it has a 2 person max occupancy. It was never disclosed to me . Only reason it has come to light now is that we had the issue of water backing up . What should I do ? I got health department records and in 2013 it was deemed for only 2 people . So now I have a house that my family shouldn’t be in because of this . I won’t be able to sell for what I bought it for with this clause . No one told us this . The listing agent only has 5 bed 3 bath , my contract it was left blank under septic ( how many beds ) and the only reason I know is because the septic people told me cause they installed it . But they used a diff septic service during inspection

1 Lawyer Answer
Shafeek Seddiq
Shafeek Seddiq
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: I am sorry to hear what you just learned and the possible consequences. You might have a recourse against the seller, the seller's agent, your agent, or ask the title insurance underwriter for help. But, without a lawyer reviewing all the relevant documents who can then provide proper advice, counsel and options.

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