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michele8121

06:45AM | 12/17/04
Member Since: 12/15/04
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My husband an I have just bought a new house 2 weeks ago. Five days after moving in our Sewer System started to back up. Yesterday we had a plumber come and we found out the pipe had been collapsed, now we have to fork out $2000+ to replace the pipe. I don't know if we can legally do anything to the people for not reporting the pipe problem. Or if our home insurance covers any part of it?

LonnythePlumber

03:08PM | 12/17/04
Many states have a statue requiring the broker to provide notification of any major problem known. They pass this liability on to the seller for their disclosure. You may call the consumer protection department of your local county, district or state attorney general's office. You can also call your local realtor's association.

Since it's only been two weeks since purchase there may be relief from purchase.

However, orangeburg is not the end of the world although you should try to get back your costs. Also there is a wide variance between companies on how much they charge to replace sewer lines. And if the line wasn't video taped then it might not be collapsed. One plumber may think it is because he cannot get through but another may be able to. You should get at least one other opinion before replacing a sewer.




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