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Home buyer gets deposit back in Dover home dispute

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) - Brooksye Hall, the home buyer locked in a deposit dispute with a Dover home seller, received his money back Wednesday, one day after News Channel 8 uncovered a previous home inspection that pointed out serious damage to the Dover home a year ago.

 Hall backed out of the deal to purchase the Dover home after his home inspection found severe termite damage. He says marble from the fireplace mantel fell off in his inspector's hand, revealing rotten wood. The homeowner refused to release his $1,000 from escrow, saying his inspector damaged the mantel.

Related Story: Dover home has history of buyers walking away

 8-On-Your-Side found another inspection from July 2012. That buyer also backed out of the deal after his inspector said the house needed $70,000 worth work. 

Related Story: Dover home buyer in disupte with seller over rotting wood

 However, in the home disclosure,  the owners provided to Hall, they checked, "no," to questions about whether they were aware of termites and foundation problems.

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