AgentNews Brief

Seller disclosure: police calls included

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

DEAR BERNICE: We live in California and are currently in a lawsuit against the sellers of our home two years after the sale. In the winter of 2007 our agent told us that he knew some folks that had been thinking about selling their home for a while. We saw the house and loved it because it was in a very desirable area, and we made an offer. Almost immediately after moving in, we discovered that the tenants renting the house across the street were a group of six "20-somethings." They were some of the hardiest partiers we'd ever experienced, throwing parties three to four times per week. A party starting at 2 a.m. on a Tuesday was common. After we moved in, we discovered that the previous owners had been at "war" with the neighbors and their landlord for several years. The owners had written numerous letters complaining to the tenants and landlord. There were at least 10 incidents where the police came out to answer a "disturbing the peace" ca...