My husband and I bought a house in NJ late summer and moved in Nov 06.
All the items that the home inspection said needed to be done were agreed upon
and sellers' atty submitted papers claiming all was done.
The sellers moved out of state, and we are finding that the paperwork is fake.
Our atty said we would have to file fraud claim and may still not regain money
we paid out to bring items up to code.
Our home inspector came out and looked and said work was never done. The electrical panel (in garage) was taped and "hotwired" so when you turned on the light, we had power failures in other parts of the house.
The plumbing was not addressed, leaks were still there, fireplace was not fixed. Nothing was done.
Short of a large financial burden for us going to court, is there a way we can recoup some of the expenses we have already put out.
We have agreement signed by their atty stating they would complete this work. Now the atty said it is our problems since we didn't check before we moved in (came from MI to NJ-no time for us to check since they were still in the house on day of closing).