Can I get the seller of my house to pay for a new well?
Question Details: We bought our house 8 months ago. It was not disclosed that the house had a well and because we just found out that the well does not fit city specs, we will have to have a new well dug and the old one closed off or have to pipe into the city water. Either way it will be expensive.
You most likely can: a seller has a legal obligation to truthfully and accurately disclose important features or conditions which are not readily apparent, such as the source of water. If a seller fails to disclose such important features or issues, he or she committed fraud, and fraud provides a basis to sue, such as for the cost to get a new water source.
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