I bought a house six months ago and while doing some redecorating, I found black mold behind the wallpaper in the kitchen. Didn't the previous owners have to disclose this to me, by law?

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Many states do require sellers to disclose potential buyers all of these issues. And they should ethically be obligated to tell you, because they dont know if you could get sick because of these issues.

After 6 months it becomes your responsibility, in 6 months black mold can grow exponentially and they can claim that when they sold it they did not see the mold mark and it is valid because it could have been smaller.

Legally, they should notify you, but after 6 months it is difficult to win a lawsuit because you should have realized it before, just as it took you 6 months to realize it, maybe they never saw it or that is what they can say.

Something similar once happened to me with a client, we were about to close the purchase deal and he mentioned the name of the person who was in charge of remodeling the house, coincidentally I knew him and I decided to call him minutes before signing the purchase and this person He explained to me that the house had a serious problem with one of the foundations, if he didn't tell me that I was going to lose a lot of money in the future, that's why it's convenient to be friends with the contractors.

Before cleaning it, you should look for an expert to evaluate the disaster and tell you how long the mold was there. If it is older than 6 months, you can sue him because it is always necessary to inspect the house before selling it so as not to put people at risk. people who will live in the house

You can proceed legally and you have to do it, you can get a full return of your money or have the seller pay you to fix the house because he was never honest with you and that is a crime.

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