My question involves real estate located in the State of: Wisconsin
I recently purchased a home. Due to the number of partially finished projects in the home I put as part of my offer the contingency that all permits on the home and property had been closed. This was agreed upon the offer acceptance document. Three months after moving in a found out that the garage addition had an outstanding permit. After working with the township the permit was closed with no expense on my part. This spring I received a notice from the county that a survey had been required for the garage addition and had not been completed. This was required within 30 days to avoid a fine. I hired a surveyor ($800.00)who determined that the garage was too close to the street setback. The County has not granted a variance but they stated they would just leave my property in a state of noncompliance. In the future if I want to be granted a permit for any further construction I may be required to remove 7 feet from the front of the garage. This would render it useless for storage of vehicles. I noted that the previous owners signed a document with the title company stating that there were no outstanding permits on the property.
Do I have any legal recourse against the previous owners or the title company? It is a lesson learned that I should have had a survey done before closing but I incorrectly assumed that since they attested to this with the title company I would be safe.