Question by johnoa_74: Non detection of termites with Pre-inspection?
We recently bought our first home, Sydney NSW. During the cooling off period we had a pest & building inspection carried out. The report came back ok especially in relation to any pests on property, such as termites. There is a detached garage, it turns out when we moved in we found some rotted wood on the external to garage. We had another pest company come in who advised that it was termite activity and they had been in garage for approx. 2years. He stated that it should have been found in pre-inspection as it was so obvious. So my question is, what do I do about it. Do I sue the previous inspection company or not? And if so,who is liable, as owners would have known, the real estate would have known, yet know one disclosed it. Or do I just let it go?
Answer by PretzelMom:
Read your contract with the inspection company, and then seek legal counsel if you see fit. Find an attorney experienced in real estate law. Also I reccomend to read this detailed research on how to get rid of termites