EDWARDSVILLE — Two property buyers allege Best Hometown Bancorp failed to disclose the property's flooding history, resulting in $125,000 in flood damage.

David and Angela Miller filed a complaint on Jan. 19 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Best Hometown Bancorp Inc., f/n/a Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Collinsville, alleging the seller violated the Illinois Residential Real Property Disclosure Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on April 28, 2016, they bought a property from Best Hometown for $168,000. Then on July 14, 2016, the Millers suffered extensive flood damage to their property and personal belongings in a sum amount exceeding $125,000. They allege the defendant knew of prior flooding to the property but failed to disclose the home's flood history prior to purchase.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant in an amount in excess of $125,000, plus costs of this suit and all other relief that the court may deem just and proper.

They are represented by Andrew C. Carruthers of Heplerbloom LLC in Edwardsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-79

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