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thearthurs4

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What is the name of your state? California

We bought our house a year ago. In the inspection dry rot was found in master bath shower area. Dry rot was removed by termite inspection people. We had a contracter look at at it who gave an estimate for replacing entire shower pan, tile, door. Sellers realtors contracter inspected said it was just shower door and they said the problem was fixed. We used the shower for several months and then realized it was leaking (its above the garage). Called our realtor, who contacter seller realtor who had her contracter call us. Contracter said for us to pick a shower door then he'd install it. We looked into doors but then he never called us back. We let it go, re caulked it and used it again. But realized it's leaking again and have stopped using it. Do we have any recourse since it's been 1 year and 1 week since escrow closed. Home warranty plan doesn't cover as their plumber said it was the shower pan.
 


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thearthurs4

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Should have added, sellers were out of state. House had been rented for several years when we bought it.
 
First, contacting the contractor who signed off on the repair is the next step. Then the realtor who recommended him, followed by the seller. Keep all recpts, have it documented (picures, letters, etc.) and have it fixed asap to prevent any further moisture, mold etc. problems. The realtor will have E & O insurance and you can contact their office/owner/broker if you get a negative or non response from the realtor. Clearly a shower pan problem and an expensive item to fix but sounds like they chose the cheap route to try and fix it first, which is logical. But they should have ran the shower for another 45 minutes and done a moisture check to make sure it was before signing off. Also, all wood and sheetrock should have been replaced around it to prevent mold. Best of Luck.
 

HomeGuru

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thearthurs4 said:
What is the name of your state? California

We bought our house a year ago. In the inspection dry rot was found in master bath shower area. Dry rot was removed by termite inspection people. We had a contracter look at at it who gave an estimate for replacing entire shower pan, tile, door. Sellers realtors contracter inspected said it was just shower door and they said the problem was fixed.

**A: then you should have had YOUR contractor inspect the repair work and/or demanded that the Seller complete all repairs noted per your contractor's estimate. The source of the water problem needed to be resolved.
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We used the shower for several months and then realized it was leaking (its above the garage). Called our realtor, who contacter seller realtor who had her contracter call us. Contracter said for us to pick a shower door then he'd install it. We looked into doors but then he never called us back.

**A: see above. Also you should have send certified rrr letters to everyone demanding that the problem be resolved by a certain specified date.
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We let it go, re caulked it and used it again.

**A: here is another example of where you went wrong. Instead of pursuing your claims, you gave up and tried to fix things on your own.
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But realized it's leaking again and have stopped using it. Do we have any recourse since it's been 1 year and 1 week since escrow closed.

**A: you have several options, some of which faithandhope touched on.
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Home warranty plan doesn't cover as their plumber said it was the shower pan.

**A: that's correct. Read your disclaimer in your home warranty policy.
 

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