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Realtor irked by disclosure advice

Says sellers aren't responsible for inspector's mistakes

Dear Barry, As a veteran Realtor, I'm writing to disagree with the advice you gave in a recent column. Basically, you said that sellers should provide additional information to buyers if they believe the home inspection report is incomplete or incorrect. This is very misleading to your readers. There's nothing in the disclosure law or in the disclosure forms that compels sellers to double-check or amend the disclosures in the home inspector's report. How can a seller know more than a home inspector about property defects? And since when are sellers expected to review and correct the findings of a home inspector? This kind of misinformation can create confusion in real estate transactions and may increase liability for everyone involved. Don't you think this warrants reconsideration? --Michael Dear Michael, It appears that you gathered more from my recent article than was intended or implied. By no means are sellers required to scrutinize the accuracy or thoroughness of a home inspec...

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