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So, I recently bought my first duplex that needed some work. When I say work, I thought more of touch up and cosmetics that I was comfortable with. IE: I am currently refinishing floors right now, and plan to remodel a bathroom after. However, since living in it, I have started to notice problems, and big ones I think. First, the ceiling in the downstairs kitchen is leaking water, which below the upstairs bathroom. The ceiling by a wall nearest to a window and outside is now leaking as well. This is a huge concern for me, as I do not know how to fix this. I have a HSA home warranty that will be checking out the leaks, so I just hope that I am covered, and it can get replaced. IF not, then it will be an experience to remember. Looking back, the home inspection was a bit of a fail. Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated. 

@Jeremy Lee

Who paid for the warranty? Hopefully you will be covered but I suspect they might say it's "pre-existing conditions" and deny your claims.

It is what is. You already bought it, so the best way is to get the issues fixed asap - after the insurance company notify you of their decision. 

Start  getting contractors from referrals to look at the issues, and give you ideas and quotes. You would want to address it before it freezes outside. 

Hi Chris,

Seller paid for it.

Warranty says plumbing is included, and undetectable pre existing conditions. So hoping that falls within those.

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