Do we have a leg to stand on here?
We just bought a house that had been almost completely remodeled (New kitchen, new flooring, new plumbing/sewer, new basement, new HVAC, etc).
We waived inspection (thanks, crazy ass market) but we felt comfortable with that because we had a 15 page disclosure list from the builders who redid everything on the house in the last couple of years.
Anyways we go to closing, sign the papers, the seller gives us a hug then says “Oh by the way, the main floor toilet does this weird thing where it bubbles sometimes! Enjoy the house!”
And we were like uh what? Bubbles?
So we go to the house and flush the toilet and lo and behold the damn thing won’t stop bubbling after. We call a plumber who comes and snakes the outside sewer line and got some tree roots.
For a few weeks. Now it’s doing it again but worse. We can’t do anything that requires water without the bathroom toilet and sink bubbling and gurgling. The outside drain access overflows with sewer occasionally and it’s almost always full of water.
We had the plumber come back out and he seems to think something is wrong with the pipe where it meets the city’s main line and recommends getting a camera which is pricey.
Anyways, we are wondering if we should contact a real estate attorney since the seller obviously knew about the toilet bubbling issue but it was no where in the disclosures list. All the disclosures list said was the sewer pipes and plumbing were all replaced and new after a one time incident in 2015.
Any advice welcome!