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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #75 on: November 27, 2015, 12:53:11 PM »
It seems that in NJ chain of title is a big deal,  and whenever there is a quick sale,  even if there's no value increase they get nervous. 
Is the first time incentive with the same terms (down payment etc.) as the loan you are approved for?
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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #76 on: December 11, 2015, 09:09:41 AM »
Question for the lawyers in the house:

I bought a house a year ago. Seller wrote on disclosure that roof hadn't been worked on since seller bought the house (11 years ago). Also, seller wrote that he is not aware of any leaks. Inspector didn't notice anything as well.

A week ago we had a leak that a roofer and handyman noticed right away had been a recurring issue and was repeatedly patched up (inside and outside), as recently as 2 years ago. We patched up the roof and interior for $750.

My question whether I have a case to go after seller/inspector to replace that section of the roof (~$8k, including replacing siding by roof). Would not be worth it to go after for just the patch costs.

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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #77 on: December 11, 2015, 09:42:18 AM »
Question for the lawyers in the house:

I bought a house a year ago. Seller wrote on disclosure that roof hadn't been worked on since seller bought the house (11 years ago). Also, seller wrote that he is not aware of any leaks. Inspector didn't notice anything as well.

A week ago we had a leak that a roofer and handyman noticed right away had been a recurring issue and was repeatedly patched up (inside and outside), as recently as 2 years ago. We patched up the roof and interior for $750.

My question whether I have a case to go after seller/inspector to replace that section of the roof (~$8k, including replacing siding by roof). Would not be worth it to go after for just the patch costs.

Weird. When you buy a house, do the reps usually last past closing?

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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #78 on: December 11, 2015, 09:48:12 AM »
I'm a California family law attorney. ..if you have a divorce or child custody question regarding a CA case, I do not mind helping out our community's members in answering a few questions.

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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #79 on: December 11, 2015, 10:06:11 AM »
Weird. When you buy a house, do the reps usually last past closing?

NJ, btw. My roofer seemed to think they did, but he's not an attorney. He probably just wants to repair the entire roof :)

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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #80 on: December 11, 2015, 10:50:10 AM »
NJ, btw. My roofer seemed to think they did, but he's not an attorney. He probably just wants to repair the entire roof :)

I don't know about your state, but in MD all material defects must be disclosed and any representations made in the related disclosure certainly last past closing.  So yes, you would potentially have a claim against the seller, and possibly the inspector if it's really something he should have caught.   

IANYL.  Contact a local attorney for more info.

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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #81 on: December 11, 2015, 12:41:36 PM »
Good luck proving that they knew about it. And that it was patched 2 years years ago not 12.
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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #82 on: December 12, 2015, 09:51:39 PM »
NJ, btw. My roofer seemed to think they did, but he's not an attorney. He probably just wants to repair the entire roof :)
Id go after the inspector and his insurer. In NY reps dont survive closing and thats why you get a $500 disclosure credit instead of.disclosing specific.defects.
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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #83 on: December 12, 2015, 10:27:31 PM »
IME, the inspectors protect themselves pretty well, basically saying that they take no acriyos. Read the disclaimer that the inspector had you sign .

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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #84 on: January 04, 2016, 10:32:01 AM »
Any medical malpractice lawyers on DDF or does anyone have any recommendations?

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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #85 on: January 04, 2016, 02:07:21 PM »
Any medical malpractice lawyers on DDF or does anyone have any recommendations?

What State?

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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #87 on: January 13, 2016, 10:46:27 AM »
Anyone here an NYC lawyer who does landlord-tenant stuff?  Shoot me a pm please.

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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #88 on: March 01, 2016, 04:51:13 PM »
Are all closed court cases available online? Where? How long after a case is closed is it available.
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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #89 on: March 01, 2016, 04:53:26 PM »
Are all closed court cases available online? Where? How long after a case is closed is it available.
TIA

federal cases are on pacer.  google. go to the court's website.