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    • Vinho
    • By Vinho 14th Mar 17, 9:19 AM
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    Bought New Home - Lots of Problems!
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    • 14th Mar 17, 9:19 AM
    Bought New Home - Lots of Problems! 14th Mar 17 at 9:19 AM
    Hi All,

    Any guidance would be great.

    We purchased a new house and after moving in started to find lots of problems that hadn't been disclosed.

    To cut a (very) long story short, my main worry is that we were told by a plumber we had around that there looked like both upstairs bathroom and ensuite had flooded and signs showed the downstairs ceiling had come in. Our new neighbours had mentioned they thought the house had a serious leak and had seen the seller go in and out with mop/bucket etc. On inspection the patch up looks sloppy and perhaps seller took insurance money and patched up himself. I'm worried it has not been repaired to a good standard and there maybe problems in future.

    The home report was all 1s (which I find incredible now) and the seller had completed questionnaire saying there had been no problems.

    My questions are
    1) Do I have any options open to me?
    2) Is there any ways I can find out previous claim history on the address?

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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 14th Mar 17, 9:29 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 9:29 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 9:29 AM
    A short flood caused by a leak would usually only really affect the plasterboard if it were soaked through and cause it to come down.

    It's longer term slow leaks that can cause longer term issues.

    If there isn't evidence now of an ongoing problem, then you're unlikely to find one in the future.

    What is the current problem and what are you expecting to go wrong from here?
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