[IL] Any recourse for issues found immediately after closing?

Hi all,

Hoping I can get a good POV on recourse, if any is even possible.

I bought my first house last week; did a final walk through in the morning and didn’t notice anything in particular. Signed the papers shortly after. That night, my first night in the house, I went to flush the toilet and realized the sellers had turned it off. Turned it on, flushed, and learned they had turned it off because it ran. Constantly. This was not the case when the house had been inspected.

Had a plumber come out to check it and while he was there, he caught a huge leak from the April Air unit. The inspector hadn’t caught it–it was summer when the house was inspected (the April Air unit was off and needed to run a little for the leak to get going). There’s no way the previous owners could have not known about this though and, to make matters worse, seemingly tried to hide it by putting boxes directly under where it was leaking. There was no mention of this nor the toilet issue in any of the disclosures either.

My attorney sent a demand letter to them asking to be reimbursed the money I spent in fixing these issues (roughly $800). They’re claiming that these issues should have been raised prior to signing at the final walk through–though, at this point, they hadn’t been realized nor would I have had any idea how to fix. They’re refusing to pay. It’s also worth noting that they’ve since moved out of state, which I’ve learned could complicate matters should I want to sue.

Because my attorney has been less than helpful, I wanted to post here to see if anyone had thoughts on what recourse I might have to try to get reimbursed the $800 I’m now out. Is that even an option?

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Hi all, Hoping I can get a good POV on recourse, if any is even possible. I bought my first house last week; did a final walk through in the morning and didn’t notice anything in particular. Signed the papers shortly after. That night, my first night in the house, I went to flush the toilet and realized the sellers had turned it off. Turned it on, flushed, and learned they had turned it off because it ran. Constantly. This was not the case when the house had been inspected. Had a plumber come out to check it and while he was there, he caught a huge leak from the April Air unit. The inspector hadn’t caught it–it was summer when the house was inspected (the April Air unit was off and needed to run a little for the leak to get going). There’s no way the previous owners could have not known about this though and, to make matters worse, seemingly tried to hide it by putting boxes directly under where it was leaking. There was no mention of this nor the toilet issue in any of the disclosures either. My attorney sent a demand letter to them asking to be reimbursed the money I spent in fixing these issues (roughly $800). They’re claiming that these issues should have been raised prior to signing at the final walk through–though, at this point, they hadn’t been realized nor would I have had any idea how to fix. They’re refusing to pay. It’s also worth noting that they’ve since moved out of state, which I’ve learned could complicate matters should I want to sue. Because my attorney has been less than helpful, I wanted to post here to see if anyone had thoughts on what recourse I might have to try to get reimbursed the $800 I’m now out. Is that even an option? submitted by /u/alphabeatsoup [link] [comments]

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