Helping Clients Deal With Sellers Who Failed To Disclose Property Defects
For most people, buying a home is the single biggest investment they will make in their lives. However, if you then find out that the seller failed to disclose a defect or a material issue that affects the value of the property or its habitability, this can be extremely stressful and economically devastating. If this has happened to you, you may have questions about your legal rights.
Throughout Northern California, people turn to Last, Faoro & Whitehorn because of our attorneys’ knowledge and experience handling claims arising from sellers’ failure to disclose material property defects. While performing transactional services, they are also adept at helping prevent this situation by counseling both buyers and sellers about their obligations and rights when negotiating purchase and sale agreements.
If you have discovered that a seller failed to disclose a property or construction defect, contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation with our real estate dispute attorneys.
Our goal is preventing “failure to disclose” disputes by counseling parties involved in real estate transactions before purchase agreements are signed. When we represent the buyer, we counsel on the disclosures to which they are entitled. On the other side, when representing the seller, we believe that one of our primary roles is to advise the seller of their duty to disclose.
Since we have experience representing sellers and buyers, we understand the expectations of both sides as well as the strategy that each side may implement. If a dispute does arise, we can help you through the mediation process, and our lawyers are fully prepared to litigate the matter in court, when necessary. They have experience helping sellers when buyers fail to fulfill their contractual obligations.
Often, people come to us after they have merely relied on a realtor for a transaction and now there is a dispute. Since our attorneys have years of real estate experience, they can quickly familiarize themselves with the specifics and help plan a pragmatic approach to closing the deal or resolving the dispute.