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Dear Barry, I purchased a condo less than a year ago and have grown to despise it because I hear my neighbors above me talking, watching television, walking across their floor, arguing, and so on. I've added insulation to the ceiling, but the noise persists. Recently, I learned that this condition is due to a construction defect. The condo association won a lawsuit against the builders many years ago, but the outcome was a money settlement with the original owners, rather than correction of the problem. Shouldn't my home inspector or the seller have disclosed this condition when I bought the unit? – Rachel Dear Rachel, A determination of noise transmission between adjoining living units is not within the scope of a home inspection, since factors that would lead to such discovery are ...