Do sellers have to share information about neighbors that are a nuisance?

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Do sellers have to share information about neighbors that are a nuisance?

Expecially if this is why they are selling?

Asked on December 28, 2015 under Real Estate Law, North Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

A seller does not need to voluntarily or proactively disclose information about neighbors: that is not a required disclosure. That said, IF the seller is specifically asked a relevant question by the buyer--such as, "have you had any problems with the neighbors"--the seller may not lie; lying in response to such a question may be fraud, which could subject the seller to liability. But that's only if asked; the seller doesn't need to volunteer the information.


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