What if I recently bought a home but was misled as to its condition since all defects were not disclosed?

Asked on July 29, 2015 under Real Estate Law, New York


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Disclosure of defective conditions of real estate that is for sale is regulated by state law. As a general rule, these laws require that potential buyers be told all material facts about the condition of a property. Further, pursuant to a purchase and sale agreement, a buyer and seller establish a contractual relationship; it is the terms of the contract that also determines the parties' rights.

At this point, you can consult with a local real estate attorney who can review your agreement the facts of your case. They can best advise you as to your rights under specific state law.

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