Unfortunately there will be times after the sale when a buyer discovers defects in the home that were previously unknown. The legal remedies available to the buyer will depend heavily on the closing documents. Careful inspection of the Property Disclosure Document and the Act of Cash Sale will be necessary to see what remedies will be available.
Sometimes the seller knew of a defect, i.e. mold on the interior ceiling and walls due to an ongoing roof leak that the seller covered with numerous coats of paint. They may have failed to disclose this defect to the buyer in the Property Disclosure Document. This can cause the seller to be liable to the buyer for damages even though the buyer purchased the home in an “as is” condition.
Broussard Dove Law Firm can assist sellers and buyers in sale disputes.Contact us to discuss your options.