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Can I sue the person who moved the house (2000) I later bought (2007) if he did not prepare the land properly resulting in sinkholes all around the house and subsequent damage to the house?

Location: Georgia  |  Law type: Real estate attorneys

A cavernous sinkhole opened up in the backyard last week. There are both old and new sinkholes all around the house, some as close as 3 ft. from the foundation. There is cracking all the way around the foundation, and all throughout the inside of the home. I was not aware the house was moved to it's present location until after I purchased it. The seller's disclosure statement does not reveal sinkholes or that the house was moved. The seller was not the same person that had the house moved but I think he knew based on some of the details included in the disclosure. I think the sinkholes are caused by the land not being prepared properly for the house to be moved to it, and/or buried construction debris, and/or a stream being diverted that has caused erosion underneath the surface of the land and house. I have had to find another place to stay until I can figure out what to do next because I'm afraid the house may collapse. I feel the house is unsafe but I'm not sure who to call or where to start.

 

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