Failure to Disclose??? - Posted by kerry
Posted by kerry on October 14, 2003 at 07:43:33:
Recently bought a house in Indiana. Since moving in, I have learned that the entire neighborhood had signed a petition to be connected to city water and sewer, which will cost me lots of $$ – approximately $20K. Should this information have been disclosed? Had I known, my purchase offer would have definitely been significantly less.
I have also heard from my neighbors that the first owners (I’m the third) installed a pump in the back yard to improve drainage, and this pump is connected (illegally) to a storm sewer. The yard has very poor drainage. The second owners probably only knew about it they way I do – neighborhood gossip.
My sump pump also runs continuously, due to the 30+ gallon/hour that is running into the sump pit.
I think all this information should have been disclosed. Do you agree?