I am currently rehabbing a rental unit that I just closed on. We are replacing an essentially new vinyl floor, which was installed within 30 days of closing. My builder pulled the floor, and found rotting subfloor near a window. This must have been there when the previous owner put down the floor.
Can the previous owner be held responsible for the repair, and if so, what do I need to do?
If you have already closed on the house I'm not sure there is anything you can do about that.
However, if the damage was known and was purposefully hidden by the new floor, that may change the situation.
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