I am a Disabled Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran. I have a wife and a 3 year old son. In December, 2015, I closed on a home that was listed with the plumbing hooked up to the public sewer system. The appraisal documents stated the same and the inspector told me plumbing was not something he really had to do. All he did was check to see if the water was running and it was. | After closing, my wife, father in law, my son and I were at the house. My wife and I started moving our belongings into the house and my father in law was checking the the pipes and electrical outlets. I looked out the side window and saw what appeared to be the door to the shed that was in the back yard and it was laying flat next to the driveway area. I picked up the door to move it and underneath I found a 2 ft by 2 ft cement hole that was about 6 to 10 feet deep with a garbage can lid laying at the bottom of the hole. The house had a broken septic system. | I hired 2 septic companies to investigate the system and see if it was attached to the current plumbing and both reports stated the tank was very dangerous and should be either removed or replaced. | I confronted my closing attorney and he wrote a letter on my behalf to Better Homes and Gardens stating that I plan on taking legal action if they do not fix the problem. I heard nothing in return. | My attorney, then, referred me to a litigation attorney who was a friend of his who instructed my attorney to produce the title report. Once he did, it said in plain english that my house had a private septic system. My attorney was negligent and did not do his job as he should have caught that on the title report. I never received the title report. This is my first home purchase and the sewer was a primary closing point for me. | Then, I was referred to another attorney who refused to do anything until he got paid. He did call my closing attorney and made sure he was insured as he messed up and is liable. He admitted it. | That was december of 2015. I have been paying my mortgage, and every bill I can while living in my inlaws house with my wife and son. This is unbelievably unfair and I was taken advantage of. I am a Combat Veteran. I fought for this country and this is the thanks I get. | Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, shame on you. I will make sure that anyone I know in the market to buy a home, or rent for that matter, stays away from you. I hope you are happy that you conducted a fraudulent transaction and screwed a Disabled Veteran and his family out of a home. | For any attorney who may wish to contact me about possible pursuit of litigation, i would like to speak to you. I have all the listings, names, and receipts as proof of all transactions leading up to, and after closing.
Name: Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty
Country: United States
State: New Jersey
Address: 970 Valley Road