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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Enough is Enough! Variation on a Theme: The Snake House

A timeless topic: bugs and real estate contracts.  More specifically of late: bedbugs and real estate contracts.  A recent variation: a house formerly used as a meth lab.  A new variation: a house with a snake infestation.  In this case, however, the buyers acknowledged the presence of snakes in disclosure form:

And our students think we have overactive imaginations in devising hypotheticals!  Enough is Enough! (edited for TV/ContractsProf Blog): 

[Meredith R. Miller]

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A block checked on a disclosure form, and a simple description "garter snakes" hardly seems an adequate disclosure of the magnitude of the monkey fightin' problem.

Although the transaction was 'as-is', it seems like there should be a mechanism for them to get mondaytofriday relief from the seller.

Posted by: Matt | Jun 17, 2011 5:03:38 AM

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