To make a long story short, I purchased a house over the summer. After the inspection, seller agreed to fix a few things…foggy windows, a few missing shingles. Next, a hail storm hit after inspection unbeknownst to everyone. After closing, we got a little rain here and there. I begin noticing a brown spot that eventually turned in to more than a brown spot. The ceiling in one spot began to crack from water damage. I had 4 roofers tell me that the roof was pretty much destroyed. I called my insurance company and the agent informed me that there was a hail storm before we closed but after the inspection. The agent also said that since I didn’t own the home at the time, they will not be able to pay for it.
I informed my agent and we tried to get in contact with the seller’s agent. He responded saying that his client didn’t occupy the house so they did not know about the storm and that they made the repairs we asked for. He later said the seller and the broker were looking into some things legally and that’s the last we heard from him. We’ve called the real estate agency and I was even advised to file a complaint with TREC which went no where due to him responding the first time. We have no way to get the seller’s insurance information and it seems more and more likely that I’m going to be paying for this room myself. Before I make that decision, is there anything I should do or am I the one ultimately responsible for replacing the roof?
submitted by /u/DeismoZion
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