Zillow Advice: Home Ownership - Should I sue my home inspector? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-sue-my-home-inspector/509514/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Thanks for your replies all. ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-sue-my-home-inspector/509514/ Thanks for your replies all. There is no way this was a permitted addition, we have checked with the city and there is no permit on record. Local files before 1973 were destroyed in a flood, but there is no way this addition would have passed any inspections so I don't believe there was ever a permit issued. The house was bank&nbsp; owned<br/>&nbsp;when we bought it. Sun, 01 Sep 2013 23:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-sue-my-home-inspector/509514/ 2013-09-01T23:48:00Z In the state of New Mexico, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-sue-my-home-inspector/509514/ In the state of New Mexico, the home inspector can only inspect what is visible.&nbsp; The inspector cannot move furniture, lift up tacked down carpet, create new openings in walls or floors to see what is behind or underneath.&nbsp;&nbsp;An important question is whether the inspector should have been able to interpret a bad construction job given the appearances of what was visible at the time of the inspection.&nbsp; Usually you can see when things are not looking right when you visit a property, though some sellers are very wily at hiding things.<br/><br/>I think it behooves you to revisit the property disclosure completed by the Seller you purchased the home from to find out if s/he is the one who made the alteration to the home.&nbsp; You may need to go to your local governing authority&nbsp;to find out who pulled the permit to build the addition.&nbsp; If no permit was pulled, then you have a whole new can of worms to deal with. Sun, 01 Sep 2013 22:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-sue-my-home-inspector/509514/ 2013-09-01T22:22:00Z Pull out your home inspection ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-sue-my-home-inspector/509514/ Pull out your home inspection report and read the disclaimers at the end.&nbsp;&nbsp; After that point, evaluate whether or not you wish to spend your money on an attorney.<br/><br/> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 18:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-sue-my-home-inspector/509514/ 2013-09-01T18:31:00Z Only an attorney can advise ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-sue-my-home-inspector/509514/ Only an attorney can advise you properly, gr8phl.<br/><br/>All the best, Sun, 01 Sep 2013 07:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-sue-my-home-inspector/509514/ 2013-09-01T07:31:00Z