I’m buying a new custom-built home, and the home builder has shown me enough red flags for me to be overly cautious. The slab concrete foundation (not pre-tensioned) has a 0.25″ wise crack near the rear patio, so I asked for the engineering plans, specifically the foundation plans. They’ve ignored all requests from myself and my agent. I added the request to the list of repairs, but they denied that request saying that the plans belong to the seller’s “partner”. Also, the city does not have a copy on file.
I’m more concerned about their silence and failure to reply to any requests. What can I do and should I be overly concerned?
This is a custom-built home. The home builder purchased a few lots on a city block and built upon those lots. A neighbor filed a lawsuit against the builder for failing to adequately fix all agreed upon repairs. That homeowner has a copy of his home’s engineering plans. He shared that copy with me.