My question involves real estate located in the State of: Pennsylvania
I have a friend who spent $160K on a lot to build. The surrounding lots all have basements and sold for the same basic price. As they broke ground for the basement, they found water at 4 feet. He was told no basement could be put in. The lot was initially owned by the area developer, and then was sold to a resident of the development area, then sold to my friend. He has contracts with the GC and already paid cash for the lot. He feels he is stuck building a $2 million dollar home without a basement in an area where all others have basements. The General Contractor, the developer and his real estate agent all say he has no legal recourse at all. He is not very litigious and seems to believe he has no legal options. Does he?