As-is sale does not excuse false disclosure

What to do if bank fails to follow through on mold removal

DEAR BARRY: We just purchased a foreclosed home. The seller, a large bank, did not disclose there was a mold problem. The mold was found during the final walk-through inspection, and the bank agreed to have it removed.

A week later, the bank reported that the removal was completed, so we closed escrow. But when we moved in, we found that the mold was only partially removed, and paint was used to cover the places where the mold was left. This has now been confirmed by a mold inspector.