We just purchase a home about 3 months ago in Tennessee. When we came to look at the home we did not find too much wrong with the house except a few things we figured we would be fine with. It seemed like a well maintained home. After waiting 60 days to close, we came to the house for our final inspection and found that there was dog poop through out the yard. The home told me he as going to clean it up. Well, as soon as sign the papers to close and returned to the house the find the yard COVERED with dog poop (more than I saw the day before). As the days go on we find cat urine in every corner of the down stairs. So we had to pull up the hardwood flooring. At first we thought the problem (which was extensive) was only in the dining room. As we tear up more flooring in the kitchen, the eat-in nook, the FOOD PANTRY, the family room, we find more areas of cat urine damage. Oh, I failed to mentioned that within a week of moving in we were attack by fleas (no lie). We had to ask our landlord if we could extend our lease so we could sleep at the condo at night (the fleas were really bad).
When we saw the house the weather was cooler and I think they had the AC was on. We didn't catch the smell because they also covered it in air fresheners. Neither did my realtor or the inspector. When we moved in it was August and the heat brought out smell. Right now we just pulled up MORE urine soaked hardwood and house smells like a big litterbox. Can we sue to get money toward replacing the hardwood floors? We have pictures of all the damage, including our 3 year old twins looking like they had chickenpox (from the flea bites). We paid alot for this toilet. Right now my house smells like BIN primer (the kids are preschool right now). So much for healthy living.
What would you do in this situation?
Thanks for any help.