I just moved into a new place about a month and a half ago, after the first shower my brother noticed a leak through the ceiling on the first floor coming from my master bath. I had a plumber come in and check it out and he found rust on the back of the tub through the access panel behind the tub, he told me it needed to be replaced. I had a home inspection and this was not noted in the inspection, seems like the limitations and the contract wouldn't prevent this from being noted either. Two questions - is there any fix for this other than replacement? Should the home inspector have caught this as a material defect? The rust is blatant, I think this is a negligent omission. I had him come take a second look, and based on his recommendation re-caulked the overflow but still noticed a leak. He did not think this should be noted in the report, and when I called him back saying that it leaked he was still adament that it should not have been noted. I don't think there is any way this info should have been left out of the report. It is evidence of a potential leak which could lead to water damage etc. Thanks in advance, any response is appreciated.