South Bend, IN asked in Real Estate Law for Indiana

Q: Bought a meth house didn’t know, do I have any rights . We have left with just our clothes. My vehicles are contaminated

I’m autoimmune already now very sick, husband also now, do we have any rights to sue previous owners? Fumes are so bad since we started remodeling can’t get close to the house at all. Idk what to do or who to call. Pls help me

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A: Typically, a Seller may be liable if 1) it had actual knowledge of the condition, 2) it failed to disclose the condition, 3) the condition was material, and 4) the condition was hidden such that a reasonably prudent inspection of the house by the Buyer would not have revealed the condition.

Buyers typically can waive their right to pursue such a claim by opting to buy the house "as-is". Buyers can also waive their right to pursue such a claim by opting to buy the house in its current condition subject only to specifically identified repairs being made and/or conditions being corrected.

You should take your contracts with the Seller to an attorney with experience in real estate litigation in or near the county where the house is located for a consultation as to what rights and remedies you may have under your particular facts and circumstances.

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