Cramerton, NC asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio

Q: if you have a home owner policy on a house you sold 2 years ago, and now the new owner is trying to sue you for damage

they are saying there is moister damage that was there before they bought the house, we were not aware of this and the home inspector did not see it either. if i still have the home owner policy and it is active will the insurance company have to pay. i

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I believe the carrier could defend such a claim instead of accepting it - elements of notice, change of ownership, time elapsed, etc. But another attorney could see things differently. If you were represented by an attorney in the sale, you could start by asking their guidance, as they would have had the contract for the transaction. Good luck

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