Oh no! You bought a new house, only to find some serious plumbing issues you didn’t know about.
Wondering what to do now?
Follow these 3 steps:
Let’s go into more detail about these 3 steps…
Note: We are not licensed real estate agents or attorneys. However, we are plumbing professionals who have seen this issue before. You should contact your real estate agent or an attorney for advice on what options are best for your situation.
The first thing you’ll want to do is contact a plumber to diagnose the problem so you can get an estimate on how much the repair will cost.
If the repair cost is small, it’s usually not worth trying to get your home’s previous owner to pay. Just hire a plumber to fix the issue.
On the other hand, if the plumber quotes you an expensive repair cost based on the source of the problem, then you’ll want to determine if you or the seller are responsible for the repairs…
This is the part where you’ll want to talk to an attorney or your real estate agent.
Generally, the buyer is responsible for the plumbing repair, but under certain circumstances, the seller could be legally obligated to pay for the repair.
For example, the seller might be responsible for the plumbing repair if:
Regardless of who is liable to pay for the repair (you or the seller), you’ll likely be the one in charge of finding a trusted plumber in your area to fix the problem.
You’ll know you’ve found a quality plumber if they…
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Whether you need a plumbing repair estimate or a repair, we can help.