I am a first time home buyer, and yesterday the seller reported that heavy rain ~3in in a few hours caused small leaks in the basement in several unfinished areas they had never had water before. 1) through rebar holes on one side (there is a track at the bottom of the wall that goes to a sump pump, sump pump did not turn) and 2) hydrostatic water on the other side of the house. House is 44 years old and seller has lived there for 32 years.
He received quotes to seal area 1 and divert water away from a downspout that is too close to the house and likely the source of water build up for area 2. He is going to pay for all work ~$2000
I am posting because I am shocked this is something the seller felt obligated to report and fix after our inspection period. I would have never put him at fault for this as a sump pump is present and it’s an older house. I am curious of others thoughts on obligations to report water or extent of damage after storms etc.