Suing home inspector?
I bought my home in Sept 08 and we've had a WEALTH of problems that the inspection did not find. Having bought a home previous to this, I feel it was negligence on the part of the inspector. Can I sue him?
1) Water damage in two bathrooms
Upon moving in, we found cracked tiles and water marks on the drywall in two bathrooms in which experts say was long standing water damage. The tile is VERY obvious as it is visibly buckling behind the toilet.
2) Dangerous/damaged furnace
The furnace almost set the house on fire this week. The inspector classified it as "well maintained" with a "few years life" left on it and "approximately 14-15 years old". We woke this weekend to smoke/burning smell throughout the house. An HVAC expert said it hadn't been maintained in many, may years and that it was "over 18 years of age".
3) Also this week, the washing machine overflowed and flooded two rooms. When experts came in, they said this had clearly happened before as they got there within 10 hours, but mold was already evident on the inside of the drywall and wall trim/Carpet pad.
I am beyond pissed! My Realtor kept singing the praises of this inspector!