Landslide 6 months after first home purchase...
April 19, 2008 5:25 PM Subscribe
What is a young couple supposed to do when 6 months after purchasing their first home a landslide occurs in their back yard?
posted by slowtree to law & government (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Landslide is increasing in severity each day. Neighbors have lost sheds, porches, and complete back yards already. Only a matter of time until it affects our house's foundation.
Insurance doesn't cover land movement, city says its a private property issue. Estimates to fix problem for a retaining wall exceed $40, 000. Can''t put house on market with backyard sliding off hill, can't afford to fix it, no help from city or insurance. Can't sue previous owner bc all neighbors claim there was never previous signs that indicated land instability.
What the hell are we supposed to do? How do you financially recover from a situation as devastating as this in the beginning of a marriage?