Dear Barry, My parents just sold their home, and they disclosed in writing that the basement becomes wet during rainy weather. The buyers chose not to have a home inspection, and now they accuse my parents of hiding a mold problem in the basement. They've even hired an attorney. Shouldn't the buyers have hired a home inspector, and if they chose not to have an inspection, weren't they saying, in effect, that they weren't particularly concerned about disclosure of defects? --Dan Dear Dan, Buying a home without a home inspection and then complaining about undisclosed defects is like buying a pair of shoes without trying them on and then complaining that they cause blisters. Only a naive, ill-advised buyer would forego a home inspection in today's real estate market. The people who ...
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