Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.)

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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Whats next after 15 years the HVAC filter is dirty?

Oct 06, 2018 03:55 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

That's a new one on me. Then again, in 20 years, I've sold exactly one home here that had an oil tank and it had been emptied and sealed off.

Oct 05, 2018 11:36 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Integrity is in short supply in our world sometimes, hopefully the judge threw this one out.

Oct 06, 2018 12:36 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I have not, but there are all kinds in the world. 

Oct 06, 2018 06:44 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

Never, have I ever, heard of anyone coming back to the seller after 15 years of.... well, ANYthing!

Oct 06, 2018 06:12 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

No, but it's a good try! 

Oct 06, 2018 06:06 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

No sir. So it's the seller's fault...lol

Oct 06, 2018 07:24 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No, however, there all kinds of people on this planet...A

Oct 06, 2018 07:09 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

No. I'm not surprised that someone would do so, but how in the world would they be able to claim this was a seller issue? Seems crazy.....

Oct 06, 2018 06:20 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You can't fix stupid!

Oct 06, 2018 05:32 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Nope, a couple months for an item they were blaming the seller for.

Oct 06, 2018 05:29 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

No, I haven't but nothing surprises me anymore. 

Oct 06, 2018 03:57 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

That's  preposterous. Once you buy it it's yours. 

Oct 06, 2018 08:24 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Cute, after 15 years????????

Oct 06, 2018 08:01 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Never! People will never cease to surprise, will they, Paul?

Oct 06, 2018 07:43 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I can remember selling only one property with an oil tank in 32 years... and it was empties and sealed to prevent contamination.   I have never heard of any buyer going after the seller for anything 15 years after the fact!!

Oct 06, 2018 07:15 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

No.... but we don't use oil tanks in my area.... but it makes sense, oil leaks into the ground remains a responsibility of all previous historical owners, I understand (federal).

Oct 06, 2018 07:09 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Stuff happens.  Even unusual stuff.   Some of it makes sense.  Some doesn't. 

Oct 06, 2018 07:09 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No.  That's pretty gutsy of this guy.

Oct 06, 2018 06:29 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Why not? However, don't get your hopes up

Oct 06, 2018 05:56 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

15 years, no. But in this day and age i can see it. Crazy sue happy people

Oct 06, 2018 05:11 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Not 15 years later. Lotsof things can happen in 15 years.

Oct 06, 2018 04:26 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Wow, that is something.

Oct 06, 2018 08:02 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Ambulance-chasing lawyer, or the selling agent, or just a request from the buyer/present owner?

Oct 06, 2018 07:37 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Nope have not. That's a long time after closing. Any more details? -Kasey

Oct 06, 2018 07:32 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Never beyond the Statute of Limitations period. Sounds like this plaintiff did not seek legal advice before the action.

Oct 06, 2018 07:30 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No-

We stopped using residential oil tanks about 90-100 years ago in the areas I've lived. But many homes still have them buried in their backyards..

Oct 06, 2018 07:14 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

What matters is if they remember which house, when they were there, how they got there, who took the away from there and finding if anyone saw them there or if anyone even saw the oil tank.

No, never heard of it.

Oct 06, 2018 05:08 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

No, but I will say there's the difference between China's steel and U.S. steel. Average useful life spans are 20 years and 50 years respectively.

Oct 06, 2018 03:23 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

That's really gutsy... Can I do that with my worn clothing? 

Oct 06, 2018 09:34 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I have not. I've never sold a home with an oil tank. 

Oct 06, 2018 08:47 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope, haven't heard of that happening, nor of anything cropping up 15 years later.

Oct 06, 2018 08:10 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I have not, but it does not surprise me! I question where the disconnect for personal responsibility came from in the past 10 years or so. People are no longer accountable for their own decisions.

Oct 06, 2018 12:03 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Nice try after 15 years!

Oct 06, 2018 09:57 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No oil tanks out in Cali.  Never heard of a buyer coming back at a seller that long after.  I doubt that they could have much grounds after that long.

Oct 06, 2018 09:05 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

I haven't had something like that happen before, Paul.

Oct 06, 2018 09:04 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

inground oil tanks DO eventually leak.... but no, I have not experienced that....

Oct 06, 2018 09:01 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Was their last name Ford ?

Oct 06, 2018 09:05 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not Paul.  That's crazy. 

Oct 06, 2018 02:01 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

really, never heard of something that long.

Oct 10, 2018 07:40 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

NOPE, and good try!

Oct 10, 2018 06:35 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

not that many years past

Oct 07, 2018 05:55 PM
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

No. I believe her even old spills are considered the new owners responsibility if they're discovered after ownership transfer...
Bruce.

 

Oct 07, 2018 05:26 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope. 

Oct 07, 2018 11:53 AM
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

That's a first, Paul. 

Oct 07, 2018 10:30 AM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

We have oil tanks and propane tanks for our heating fuel 

Most oil tanks are above ground on metal stands and visible. 

they used to bury them and that can be a problem down the road

15 years is beyond the realm of reason to expect a seller to be responsible for the home you bought. 

 

 

Oct 07, 2018 12:22 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Haven't heard that one and don't think it will hold water or oil.

Oct 06, 2018 08:08 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nope, we don't have oil tanks here

Oct 06, 2018 07:19 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

After 15 years ... Oh my!

Oct 06, 2018 03:21 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

No. I've never sold a house with an oil tank.

Oct 06, 2018 02:57 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

no, I can't really see that getting anywhere and if I were the seller I'd tell them go pound sand.

Oct 06, 2018 02:31 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

That's a new one on me Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, but then again oil fired furnaces are extremely rare here in Minot ND.

Oct 06, 2018 01:19 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

It's nice when the break down with a property is way more than 20 minutes after the closing. 15 years and wanting compensation is unrealistic. That leak is part of the joys of home ownership.

Oct 06, 2018 01:11 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

No.  That would be absolutely silly.  

Oct 06, 2018 12:48 PM