Should I test my siding for asbestos and pursue legal action on seller's lack of disclosure?Last October, my family purchased a single family dwelling in Northern Kentucky. On the seller disclosure, one of the questions is "Are you aware of any use of ureaformaldehyde, asbestos materials, or lead based paint in or on this home?" The seller responded "No", with the other choices being "Yes" and "Unknown".Yesterday, I was installing a porch receptacle, and removed several pieces of vinyl siding. I started drilling and cutting to install my box, and it turns out there is fiber cement siding behind the vinyl siding. The vinyl siding was installed in 2009 by a company the former seller hired.The seller left many documents with receipts and contracts for work he had performed on the house. I found the contract for the vinyl siding, and in the special remarks section on the contract, there's a note stating "Pending customers [sic] decision to remove asbestos siding". The document was signed and dated by the seller.I don't know if the seller had the siding tested for asbestos, but it seems like the response on the seller disclosure required a response of "Unknown" at minimum, allowing me the chance make an informed decision. The statement on the siding contract indicates that he was aware of at least the possibility—if not the likelihood—of asbestos in the old siding, and he was faced with the decision of whether to cover the siding or have it removed.The disclosure would have influenced our purchase decision and/or price. We bought with the intent of doing several exterior renovations, and those renovations will involve removal of the siding. And if I sold my house tomorrow, I would be morally obliged to at least disclose "Unknown" and an explanation regarding asbestosSo, should I have the siding tested and hire an attorney if it contains asbestos?August 11 2014 - Fort Mitchell00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.