Can I Be Sued When Selling a House As Is?

If an individual is attempting to sell their home in an attempt to hide certain problems they have acquired, they may find themselves in a whole lot of trouble if the buyer notices the problem and decides to file a lawsuit. Real estate experts advise homeowners to obtain the services of a professional home inspector before they buy a property to find out if there are any problems or anything that needs to be fixed in the home. First of all, smart buyers are likely to have their own home inspectors ready when their looking to buy, and the seller will lose his credibility if the buyer finds out that there are problems with the home that the seller did not disclose. 

Sellers who do not disclose problems up front when they place their property for sale often do this is an attempt to keep them a secret so they can make more profit. But buyers with experience will typically find out what is wrong and this is likely to result in a lawsuit. Even if the seller promises to handle the problems later, the buyer’s trust of the seller has been damaged. 

If a seller already knows that his home has a lot of problems, it is advisable for him to find a reliable lawyer to produce important documents that will protect him from liability lawsuits in the future. It is also worthwhile for the seller to get the services of a reputable home inspector to bring all problems out in the open so that he can fix them. The money that the seller spends hiring the home inspector and lawyer are likely to save him much more during and after the sales process.

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