I am new to the forum and found a lot of good information here. My question pertains to a new house that I purchased a few months back that has had a few basement leaks since we moved in, mostly due to drainage issues and poor lot grading.
We used a real estate agent that lived in same area and had sold many houses by the same builder as ours. I had asked her a few times regarding the high water table etc, and if anyone of the other houses she has sold in the area ever had water in their basements. She told me that none of the houses ever did, but now living in the area and talking to neighbors, those other houses by the same builder that she had also sold (double ended) all have had water in their basements on multiple occasions and that she (the agent) was aware of this as she lived in the area and was knocking on doors seeing if people had shop vacs to help with the water problems.
Now my issue is not that we bought the house (buyer beware), but more the fact that she lied to us and put us in the same situations as the other owners. I have fixed all of the grading and drainage issues myself but will be putting the house up for sale due to the stress and bad feelings it has created. The home was over 1 million dollars so you can understand our frustration.
There were a lot of lessons learned through the process, but I would like to know if there is anything we can do regarding the agent that lied to us and did not represent us in the manner that one would expect.
Thanks for any help in advance.