When Real Estate Nightmares Become Reality
Building defects are every real estate purchaser's nightmare. For homebuyers, major problems with the property can deflate expectations and strain financial resources. For businesses or commercial property owners, concealed building defects can pose a major obstacle.
The McCarthy & Allen law firm in Glen Carbon, Illinois, represents purchasers and sellers in all types of real estate transactions. We regularly advise sellers of residential and commercial property on mandatory disclosure requirements. Our experienced litigators also represent buyers and sellers in disclosure disputes arising from building defects and faulty construction.
Tailored and personalized representation is our hallmark. Our attorneys work one-on-one with clients to obtain positive outcomes.
Legal Protections Regarding Building Defects
The Illinois Residential Real Property Disclosure Act requires sellers of residential property to disclose certain defects. When buyers later discover an undisclosed or concealed defect, legal remedies may be available.
At McCarthy & Allen, our lawyers represent purchasers and sellers of real estate in connection with all types of building defect disputes, including those involving:
- Roof leaks
- Structural problems
- Cracked foundations
- Malfunctioning boilers
- Wall cracks
- Concealed water damage
- Defective plumbing
- Faulty ground drainage
- Rotted wood
- Building code violations
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Mold growth
Commercial real property is not subject to the same laws as residential property. However, basic legal protections still apply. Sellers may not conceal or misrepresent defects. Federal law also requires affirmative inquiry on the part of the buyer in order to avoid liability for certain preexisting environmental conditions. Our experienced real estate attorneys regularly advise sellers and buyers of commercial and industrial property on the legal ramifications surrounding the duty to investigate and disclose these conditions.
Edwardsville Construction Negligence Attorneys
To obtain the assistance of a building defect attorney in Madison County, contact McCarthy & Allen online. You may also call us at 618-307-4099 or toll free at 888-847-9322. For clients' convenience, flexible appointment hours are available. Our office is located in Glen Carbon. We serve clients throughout the St. Louis Metro East and surrounding areas.