Salem, NH asked in Real Estate Law for New Hampshire

Q: Can I sue for undisclosed well issues during purchase of my home?

We bought a house four years ago. As of recent, we have discovered serious issues with the well. We called the same plumber the previous owner used. He disclosed to us that the previous owner was aware of issues with the well since 2006. Nothing was disclosed to us at closing or at all. Can we sue?

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Alexandra Brewer
Alexandra Brewer
  • Manchester, NH
  • Licensed in New Hampshire

A: The short answer is, maybe. The purchase agreements, disclosure documents and other related documents would need to be reviewed to determine how best to proceed. Often time, the contract will require mediation first. A real estate attorney would be able to help you review these documents and determine the best course of action regarding your issue. If you had an attorney represent you during the purchase, I would recommend contacting them first. If not, please feel free to contact me to discuss.

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