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my wife and i purchases a home in november. the house was being sold through a company who had bought the house from one of their employees whoc had been transfered to another plant. the condition report stated that the house had no known defects, and that the house was being sold as is. the home inspector we hired, had pointed out a lot of little thing that we were able to deal with. on his report he stated that the roof was in need of some repairs, but nothing major. after a month in the house we were already getting lots of water in the house. after 2 months there was a hole large enough for a volleyball to fit through. it is very hard for me to believe that this problem was not known by either the real estate agent or the seller. when we went back to the seller, they reminded us that the house was sold as is. my question is: is there anyhing we can do? is the inspector, real estate agent, or seller liable for anything?


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You are liable.
When a home inspector tells you that the roof (or any major component of the home, ie. foundation, structure, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc.) needs some repairs, you should have immediately called in several licensed roofing contractors to check the roof out and give you repair estimates.
It appears that the Seller in your transaction was a third party relocation company. Read the fine print in their contract. You will see that they are not liable.

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