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i purchased home one year ago, and having major issues. is it too late to get seller to do anything?

i've been in my home a year and three months, and have already replace a/c, electrical box. i am now having roofing problems. had someone look at it and said that there was a lot of patch up work done to roof. have plumbing issues, and siding is starting to show some wear.. i thought inspection was supposed to catch all these problems? do i have any recourse at this point?
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You can sue anyone any time obviously.

You can have 3 home inspections and reach report will be different.  The report will only attest to the condition of the item at the time of the inspection.  Most inspectors will not even give you what the life expectancy is because if you don't take care of it, it will break and then you can sue them.

As far as going after the seller, you can go back if you know and can prove that they knew and lied about the condition on the seller's disclosure 2 years from the moment you find the defect.

Please don't construe this as legal advice, only practical.  If you want to pursue this, you may want to approach an attorney.

As Wetdawgs said, welcome to joys of home ownership.  Sorry for all the trouble you have encountered.  Hopefully, you'll get to enjoy your home now.
 
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A home inspection is no guarantee, but should give you a sense of what you might expect. The inspection should have told you how old the a/c unit was and what it's normal life expectancy was. Even if the a/c unit is within the normal life expectancy, there is no way to know for sure if it's going to break down or not.  As for the roof, depending on how much access they had to the attic and the roof, they should have been able to give you a general overview of where the roof was at in terms of wear and when you should expect to have to replace it (approximately).  In summary, a home inspection is done to give you an idea of what to expect.  They won't catch everything, but a good inspection should at least put you on the path to knowing what to expect.

The only way you might have some recourse is if the seller knew about problems with the home and didn't disclose them at the time of sale (or worse yet, intentionally hid them).
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Did you use a licensed inspector?   What does your inspection report say?  Usually there are disclaimers towards the end.   Some things such as A/C they usually comment that it is or is not working at the time of inspection, period.  With a roof, they often recommend a separate roof inspector.

Yes, it is too late for the seller to do anything.

Welcome to the joys of home ownership.  It can be painful on the budget at times.


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Did a licensed inspector inspect the property before your purchase? What did the sellers disclosure form say about the things that you have had to repair?
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