Civil litigator Arnie Herschorn was quoted in the article "Caveat emptor reigns in real estate law" that appeared in the Law Times on October 31, 2016. Arnie discusses a decision involving a purchaser who discovered before moving in that a man who had been convicted of possession of child pornography lived across the street. The decision came down to who was responsible for informing the buyer of what came down to identifying latent defects.
Written By Marg Bruineman
October 31, 2016
A murder in the house, a sexual deviant across the street and reported hauntings within a home can often play a role in the marketability of a property.
When it comes to real estate, the principle of caveat emptor reigns. But like life itself, in law there are exceptions to the buyer beware rule.
Case law over the years has established some guiding exceptions...Read more (read more).