Good Day, I recently bought a property i...

Asked by Martin Gerhard van Rooyen on 16-01-2024 10:22:42
Question posted in the Property Law category relating to Eastern Cape

Good Day, 

I recently bought a property in Karatara, just outside Knysna.

My life partner took occupation in November 20222 and the deed was registered in August 2023. So we actively reside in the property for 13 months.

Upon me visiting December 2023, i found extensive rising damp inside and ousite of the properties walls.

At listing the seller had the property painted, inside and out, all walls, even left some balance of the paint for " touch up" he said. I now are of the opinion he was aware of the extensive damage, and rising damp in the walls and covered it up by painting.

Can i hold the seller responsible and please do advise what is the correct action to take for the seller to correct this problem.

The lawyer that represented and handled the sale for the seller, said she cannot act againt him for his their client?.

Kind Regards.

Martin van Rooyen

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