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Shepherd couple alleges seller misled them about state of property

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By Carrie Bradon | Dec 3, 2019

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HOUSTON — A Shepherd couple is suing a property seller, alleging they were misled about the state of a property.

Isabel Zambrano and Jose J. Reyes filed a complaint Aug. 26 in Harris County District Court against Richetti Investments Inc., and Victor M. Richetti, alleging violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and the Texas Business and Commerce Code.

According to the complaint, Zambrano and Reyes purchased a property from the defendants at 151 Bones Way, Shepherd, in 2018 due to certain beliefs and representations that they understood about the state of the purchase. The suit states the plaintiffs were told that the property was in excellent shape and that the plumbing and septic system were in working condition. 

The plaintiffs allege they found out there were numerous defects in the property after they purchased it, such as water retention due to old siding, mold and mildew and leaks throughout the house. The upstairs bathroom, the suit states, was not able to be used due to the extent of defects. 

The plaintiffs say they also found there were problems with the heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems. Zambrano and Reyes say they would not have purchased the property had they known about its true state and that they have had to spend thousands of dollars making repairs.

Zamnbrano and Reyes seek monetary relief between $200,000 and $1 million, attorney fees, court costs, interest and all just relief. They are represented by attorney Hector A. Chavana Jr. of Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-60086

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