Agent

Home buyers inflamed over misrepresented listing

Fault may lie with several different people
Published on Dec 13, 2005

Dear Barry, When we purchased our home, the agent advertised it as "completely renovated," which included, "new electrical wiring and plumbing." After we moved in, we had major plumbing problems. When the bathroom wall was opened, we discovered old deteriorated pipes and some faulty wiring. By the time everything was repaired, we had spent over $3,000. The home inspector never disclosed any of these problems, the seller didn't provide truthful disclosure about the upgrades, and the agent falsely represented the property. We've consulted our attorney and he's offered to file suit. Before doing this, we'd like to get your opinion on the entire matter. - Jesse Dear Jesse, If the sellers represented the plumbing and electrical systems as "completely renovated," then they may be liable for false disclosure. This is assuming that they knew the renovations were incomplete. It is entirely possible that the contractors who performed the electrical and plumbing upgrades falsely represented the c...

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