Unfortunately, this is a seemingly simple question with a not-so-easy answer. While this topic may be relatively common, the answer varies greatly depending upon an individual's specific case. There is no set amount of time before you are no longer able to file a claim, and the major factor in this situation would be what was agreed upon in the purchase of the property. For example, if the property was purchased AS-IS, it is probably not likely that you will be able to come back on the seller for any undisclosed damage. If the property was purchased under a General Warranty Deed, it may be a more likely possibility for you to be able to file a claim against the seller. The important thing to remember is that each individual situation is different and comes with its own set of challenges - that's why it is always important to contact an attorney that handles such cases; that way you can know for sure what your options are and what would be the best way to move forward with filing a claim. 

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