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If you discovered a defect after you recently purchased a home, you should contact one of our Pittsburgh property defect attorneys at Herb & Winters Law to schedule a consultation, so that you can determine whether you may have a viable lawsuit.
Property Defects in Pittsburgh:
If you are dealing with a residential sale of property, the sellers are obligated to disclose all known material defects.
A material defect is any defect that would have a significant adverse impact on the value of the residential real property or that involves an unreasonable risk to people on the land.
It is best to let our property defect attorneys review your case to determine whether a viable lawsuit exists. You would be surprised by the lengths that some sellers will go to attempt to hid or conceal material defects from the buyers, so that the sellers can secure a much higher sales price.
Who could a Buyer potentially sue for failing to disclose a property defect?
- Buyers: Usually, the Buyers are in the best position to have known about the defect and either failed to disclose it or actively concealed it.
- Real Estate Agents: In certain situations, a real estate agent may have had knowledge of the defect yet failed to ensure that it was properly disclosed. A real estate agent does not have the right to turn a blind eye to such behavior and the real estate agents can be held liable on various different legal theories.
- Real Estate Broker: Every real estate agent has to work under a broker. Legal theories exist to hold the real estate broker liable for the actions of his or her real estate agent and/or their own negligent behavior in hiring or supervising the real estate agent.
- Real Estate Company: Similarly, a real estate company (i.e. the company that the real estate agent worked for) could be held liable for the actions of his or her real estate agent along with their own negligent behavior in hiring or supervising he real estate agent.
- Inspectors & Inspection Companies: An inspector or inspection company can be held liable for things that they ought to have discovered during the inspection.
- Other Professionals: If you hired any other professionals that should have discovered the defect in question before the sale of the property, then you may have a viable lawsuit against those professionals.
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