We have put a contract in for a lake house, it was listed as 3 bedrooms on the main level with a possibility of a 4 bedroom expansion in the basement, 3 bath home. When the contract was written my agent marked disposal, and a 4 br septic. The seller, who is also a broker, signed everything. Part of the contract was a septic tank inspection. A few days after later the seller asked if we would initial that there was no garbage disposal and that the house had a 2br septic. We then felt we needed to find out if the field could be expanded to a 4br. Long story short it can be for about $12,000 to $15,0000. We asked that the seller give us $5,000 in closing cost so we could use that to expand the filed. She said no. We want the house and will buy it, but now we are thinking that perhaps we should hire an attorney and get the seller to pay for the entire upgrade. I am also thinking of going to the board of realtors.
Any ideas? Can we go forward with the house and take legal action after we go to closing?