I Bought a house some years ago from Valva realty, (listing agent). It turned out it was a condemned house, very well dressed up and appeared to be in great condition. The lack of disclosure was incredible.
The house had already rotated off of its' foundation, the termite damage was beyond belief. None of this was disclosed. The reports were written so it was impossible to determine the extent of the damage, and all of the work performed on the house immediately fell apart, so it would appear I was to blame for neglect. (not the case)
The house was rigged to flood and there was no rear foundation under the house. I got an attorney and they were forced to pay for the rear foundation, but now the (new?) roof leaks and the termites have returned.
All of the people involved, the inspector (Inspectech -David Teare) now doing business as Superior Inpections, The title company, First American Title (JoAnne Garvin) had taken out a flood policy in my name and engaged in insurance fraud to pay for the rear foundation.
DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY! THEY WILL SELL YOU A FAULT LINE PROPERTY WITHOUT DISCLOSURE AND LEAVE YOU WITHOUT RECOURSE.
I filed with the Alameda County District Attorneys' office, they refused to take action. I was informed by my own attorney this was a condemnation, "but no record exists". (The brokers - Homes-link, (George Gadsby)and Valva Realty, had taken care of that)
I will repeat, DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THESE COMPANIES!
Don't bother with the California Department of Real Estate, they won't help you either!
This was serious fraud, by all of the parties involved. They work together, in case you were wondering. When you buy real estate, make sure you have an attorney. Don't agree to any binding arbitration, they won't even if it they are required to by contract.
The house still floods, and the termites are still evident, even after treating them.