My question involves real estate located in the State of: Louisiana
Two weeks ago I purchased a house. I received an inspection and it mentioned previous termite damage but no active termites. After closing I noticed some termite frass in a the lower portion of the house. I proceeded to inspect the second level of the home and noticed more frass. I inspected the crawlspace and noticed even more damage than originally reported in the inspection. I called to have an estimate using three different treatment companies and they all mentioned the visual activity should’ve been caught and the best course of action is to tent the house. I spoke to the original inspector. He agreed to reinspect the house and he also agreed he missed it. He said he was embarrassed and offered to treat the house or possibly purchase the house form me at cost. I mentioned that I would like to have the house treated/tented and have the whatever repairs made to fix the issues. He was kind of hesitant on the idea, but may be willing to do so.
My question is, can I hold him liable more than just the repairs and treatment? It is a lost cause?
Would the best course of action be to just sell him the house?