Wanted to get your input as I suspect many of you have had experience in this area. I bought a house in May of 2013 and paid ~$500 for a home inspector prior to closing. The inspector was recommended by our realtor (who we had a great experience with) and we independently validated them by looking up online reviews. Should we pursue anything with our inspector? After all, I don't think these were issues the buyer was negligent in disclosing, but they could be argued as such.
In our first ~16 months in the home we've discovered quite a few concerns. Most of these concerns are easy to identify if you know what to look for.
- Roof had a leak and water got into the house in May/June 2014. Inspecting the roof from the inside the decking had significant damage and mold. I suspect this was something that started before we purchased our home. We replaced the roof for $10k in June 2014.
- Inspection report indicated some shingles were damaged and needed to replaced (nothing about the aforementioned area). The inspector verbally communicated the roof would be good for an additional 3-5 years.
- Inspection report did not indicate any stucco damage. Damage is significant and results from years of damage.
- Inspection report did not indicate any installation issues beyond the lack of hurricane clips.
I plan on contacting the inspector and our realtor to discuss, but wanted the groups input. Anything I'm not considering?