Infill Realty Complaint - Agt Sold Me A Moldy Condo

Review by Mold_devonshire on 2010-10-18
N: I purchased a new condo conversion on 5-14-2010 and I signed a dual agency agreement with the sellers agent (Infill Realty), approximately 2 weeks after moving in to the condo I became extremely ill and had to constantly go to the doctor but wasn't sure why, when I moved in my place I painted all of my walls and in doing so I noticed that on 4 of my walls the texture didn't match 2' up from the floor (texture was heavy). I was outside one day and was visiting with one of my neighbors and she mentioned in passing that my unit had been flooded back in 2006-2007 from a pipe that had broke in the common wall next door, this damage was never disclosed from the seller (Sir Mortgage & Finance) and my agent never mentioned to me that I should have a home inspection - this was my first home and the agent knew that and took advantage of that fact. I confirmed that the place had been flooded by my upstairs neighbor.

Two weeks ago I had to finally move out of the condo due to being so sick.

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Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-10-18
Posted by Slimjim on 2010-10-18:
I would think it very unlikely the selling agent knew anything about the apartment's history. Judging by the previous owner, Sir Mortgage & Finance, it appears this was a foreclosed property, meaning it's even unlikely the Finance company knew of this. A Selling agent won't go out of their way to recommend home inspections. That's all on the buyer. I guess what you may need to do first, you need to confirm there is any mold. Get yourself a mold remediator. They can verify if mold is growing and then get rid of it for you. Home insurance will pay for this if you have a mold provision in your policy. Good luck on this.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-10-18:
I agree that you should concentrate on getting rid of the mold. It is already making you sick, and it could do long-term damage.

I guess there's no point in saying you should have had an inspection because it's too late now. You can never rely on the information given to you by a seller or realtor. If you financed this condo, I'm surprised the bank didn't require an inspection.
Posted by rockfishing on 2010-10-18:
I would contact my homeowners insurance company and see if they can do anything. Always get a home inspection before you buy, even for 'as is' houses. And, always walk through the house with the inspector. I would also contact a real estate attorney and see if anything can be done. Next time spend a few hundred dollars and get a real estate attorney also.

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