I reside in Ottawa. I recently bought an older home (87 yrs) - a semi-detached. Before buying it, I had a general inspection done and the previous owner, a construction contractor by trade, had a report stating that the wiring met the minimal code standards.
After I bought it, I soon found out via an ESA inspection that the wiring was complete “crap”. It will now cost between $6000 - $9000 to fix. Is there a way that I can make the previous owner cover those costs.
Being a construction contractor, he should have known better. Moreover, he was erecting a wall in the basement for me and he did the wiring for that himself. That accounted for quite a few defects right there!
Thanks so much!