Knoxville, TN asked in Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Tennessee

Q: I bought a home in Tennessee closed on September 29 2021. The home inspector lied about cracks in foundation.

The Retailor suggested the home inspector company Chattanooga Home Inspector. Now I am finding multiple foundation cracks that were DYI sealed.

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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Did seller give you a residential disclosure statement? Read it verbatim and see what it says about the foundation. 1 year SOL from fraudulent execution of statement. Hopefully agent signed it also, for an additional defendant. But you will need to track down seller: location; bank; job. Agent might get hit with a suit also, in addition to license complaint. You will need a good attorney and a contractor as witness to damages to fix.

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