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Purchasing your home is not just a serious financial commitment, it also represents a significant emotional investment. Despite extensive due diligence on your part, in some unfortunate cases the previous homeowner may have failed to disclose, or may have even concealed, certain defects in the home. These latent defects can cause tremendous stress on buyers, require significant financial outlay to repair, and may even be hazardous.  Mullowneys represents homeowners who discover undisclosed defects in resale homes.

Sellers are legally obligated to disclose any and all known defects in the home. In an effort to sell a home faster, or at a higher price, some sellers neglect to disclose these known defects. Latent or hidden defects, which could not reasonably be discovered by the home buyer during a home inspection, may be cause for legal action. Latent defects can not only cause significant financial harm, they may threaten the integrity of the home or be hazardous to occupants.

Undisclosed defects may include:

  • foundation cracks
  • leaky roof
  • dampness, moisture, and mould in the ceilings and walls
  • wiring that is not up to code
  • compromised structural integrity (ex: rotted wood beams)

Should you discover undisclosed defects upon taking ownership of your home, contact Mullowneys to find a successful legal remedy. Our lawyers will seek recourse against all negligent parties, be they the seller, home inspector, and/or real estate agent.

Why choose us?  Undisclosed Home Defects is a sophisticated area of law, requiring that specific steps be taken in order for your claim to succeed.  We have the knowledge and experience necessary to promote the successful resolution of latent defect claims.  Your home is a significant investment and should be a safe place for you and your family to live. With the support of an experienced, professional, and courteous lawyer from Mullowneys, you will receive the home you bargained for.  We hold dishonest sellers accountable.

If you have discovered an undisclosed defect in your home, contact us today at (613) 670-5736 to schedule a free consultation.