Real Estate Law

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Seller Need Not Disclose A Murder On The Property

Legally, a homeowner must make certain disclosures to a potential buyer – but murder on the property may, or may not, be one of them.

08/26/2014

House For Sale

Buyer Beware Of What Home Sellers Don’t Have To Disclose

While state laws differ, in general home sellers must disclose to potential buyers known physical defects like a basement that floods or the presence of lead paint but things like a murder that happened in the house don’t have to be revealed.

03/15/2013

(In the movie "Beetlejuice," Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis play a deceased couple trying to haunt a house.  Image: Warner Bros.)

Pa. Court Affirms: No Need To Disclose If House For Sale Was a Crime Scene

The buyer found out that a murder-suicide had taken place in the house a year earlier, so she sued the sellers for not telling her.

01/04/2013

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