Aaron, per your correspondence:
“During negotiation, I requested that the stop valves be replaced and it did not happen, hearing from Christopher – my realtor – that the seller’s plumber said there was no imminent problem (via the seller’s realtor). My inspector noted prior leaking but no current leak from the sink and old stop valves. The night of the closing, after using
the kitchen sink to fill buckets for cleaning, I received a knock on the door from the tenant in the unit below that there was water leaking into his kitchen. Looking under the sink I found that there was a leak from the faucet. After tightening the stop valve the leak got worse to the point where an emergency plumber needed to be called.
“I believe I was misled about the integrity and status of this sink hardware (on very first use the sink leaked to an extent that caused damage to my neighbor’s unit) and am asking for assistance with this bill.”
“I did receive your email and was very sorry to hear about your plumbing problems. As shown in the attached highlight of the plumbing issues we found in your condo, we did note that these areas were in need of further evaluation and repair/replacement by a qualified plumbing professional.
“It sounds like you and your agent did request these items be attended to, but that the plumber did not, in fact, repair any of the issues we’d flagged. I imagine it’s incredibly frustrating to follow recommendations and still have things turn out like this.
“I hope that the plumber who passed the items we had flagged as needing repair/replacement is now working with you to rectify the situation.”
We attached the relevant findings from your report when we replied to remind you that we did, in fact, flag several items for review.
We do not know what the plumber did while they were in the condo. Please consider discussing this more in-depth with the company who passed the item we’d flagged.