Dear Real Estate Ethicist,
The hill below my house is slipping. My brother is an engineer, and he confirmed it could be a problem for my neighbor in the future. I have no money to fix it: $75,000, can you believe it? I am tempted to sell the house and wipe my hands clean of this problem. –Hillslide hysterical
You need a lawyer not an ethicist.
However, do remember: what you hide today may haunt you tomorrow. Also, remember Richard Nixon’s lesson: the cover-up is often worse than the crime. –Real Estate Ethicist
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