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Seller Need Not Disclose A Murder On The PropertyLegally, a homeowner must make certain disclosures to a potential buyer - but murder on the property may, or may not, be one of them.
Buyer Beware Of What Home Sellers Don't Have To DiscloseWhile 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.
Pa. Court Affirms: No Need To Disclose If House For Sale Was a Crime SceneThe 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.