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Sold with public water turns out we have a shared well

Discussion in 'Buying & Selling a Home or Residence' started by staceygriffin, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. staceygriffin

    staceygriffin Law Topic Starter Guest

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    We bought a home at the end of July. All the listings state we have public water. Turns out we have a shared well and we are liable for the outside pipes. Less than a month after we move in we have have leaking pipes in our front yard. Our home warranty does not cover it. Our insurance does not cover and as of 4:30 yesterday we have 0 water the neighbors were having issue with no pressure. I called the people that service the well and they say they were told the problem was fixed but we still have no water. What can we do about this.
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    This is something you could easily have determined before even making an offer on the property. But you didn't and I'm wondering if you even had the property inspected. Oh well, lesson learned, the hard and expensive way.

    It's a given that neither the seller nor the realtors are going to give you the time of day.

    You are welcome to consult an attorney and review your options but, as a practical matter, litigation will take months (maybe years) and a ton of money, with no guarantee of success so you might as well resign yourself to paying whatever it takes to fix the problem with the well and the pipes.
     
  3. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    First you fix the well.
    Then consult a real lawyer.
     

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