This problem happened two years ago when I bought the house. I had to pay to have the frontyard dug up and the sewer pipes replaced. The people I bought the house from said they never have had any problems with water in the basement. The plumber said the pipes were all broken due to tree routes. I wasn't in the house 4 months before the sewers backed up and filled my basement. This is my first opportunity to file. Is there a certain time limit to file a claim against the previous owners and get some of the money back that I had to pay to repair this problem?