The greatest flooding basement never told

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Okay, I'm not an angry man but when I'm lied to- not happy. Four years ago we bought our house and asked the owner if ever there was a flooding problem. "Nope.", she said.

"What's a flooding problem?", she said.

"I don't even know what water is.", she said.

You know the rest of the story... in fact the neighbor even said she had asked him over to put caulk in the crack where the unheard of "water" was coming in. So I have proof, yada, yada, yada.

My mother always told me two things: 1) Use your resources, wherever they might be, 2) Suck it up.

So I ask you, fellow resources, is it time for me to suck it up or do I proceed further into litigation? I'm afraid that mitigation of the problem is going to be very expensive and I just am not in the mood for spending that kind of dough. Discuss.

Oh, and thank you in advance for your thoughts.

Unless you have it writing, it sounds like it could become a "he said, she said" situation. As such, you have little choice but to bite the bullet and pay for the repairs yourself.

Do you have a written seller's disclosure that says no flooding? Has the property flooded since you owned it? How much will it cost to correct the problem? Is the neighbor willing to testify in court or provide a sworn affidavit?

I never heard of a flooding problem that could be corrected by caulk.