In March my husband and I purchased a home that was an obvious flip. The paint, the floors and the “modern” light fixtures gave it away. While I was anti-flip when home shopping, this location was perfect and on land. I personally love the layout of the house and thought I can always update the flip part to how I like as time goes on. This house was the top of our budget but we decided to go for it.
3 months later, the basement floods terribly. The roof over the garage is flat. The flippers put a new roof on it but water has leaked from it almost instantly in many places. There is water coming in from the west side as well. My husband tore out the new drywall in the garage to find that they covered up huge problems. (Active termites & a falling wall with rotting beams to support it)
The house was advertised with a new metal roof which was a huge selling point for us. Well the roof over the house leaks. We had a professional that specializes in metal roofs come out and say it was installed incorrectly and gave us a quote to fix it.
The master shower was pooling water in our downstairs finished basement. My husband noticed and tore out the ceiling to find out they completely installed the shower wrong. Water and mold were everywhere.
The window in the finished basement was installed incorrectly as well. Water has been seeping through onto the carpet. And there was no window well cover installed so water comes through the well and now our finished basement is covered in mold.
My husband reached out to the contractor on Facebook and he claims zero responsibility for the roof and garage saying it was installed properly. He is open to checking out the shower. I made my husband cancel to appointment to have him come check it out because we met this man at our final walk through and he was aggressive.
My husband wants to sue but we don’t have a lot of money. He is handy so he thinks he can fix it all himself but wants monetary compensation. I’m at a loss wondering if we even have a case against him. Any thoughts?