Am I entitled to recover my attorneys’ fees in a lawsuit against the seller of a property with latent defects?
Whether you are entitled to recover your attorneys’ fees in a lawsuit against the seller of a property with latent defects will depend on the specific circumstances of your case and the laws of the state in which the property is located. In some states, the law allows the prevailing party (the party that wins the lawsuit) to recover their attorneys’ fees from the other party. In other states, attorneys’ fees are not recoverable unless they are specifically provided for in the contract or by law. In some cases, attorneys’ fees may be recoverable if the seller’s conduct was particularly egregious or if the seller acted in bad faith. If you are considering suing the seller of a property with latent defects, it is important to consult with a qualified attorney to discuss your options and to determine whether you may be entitled to recover your attorneys’ fees.