Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question:
I recently sold a house in unincorporated Whittier. The buyer was aware that the back room is not permitted. I also told the realtor that the den area was built before I purchased the house and was also unpermitted. The realtor told the new buyers that the den was grandfathered in and didn't document it in the paperwork. Now, the buyers are having an issue with this. How am I liable for this? Am I liable? Is the realtor liable?

ANSWER:
Please contact your real estate agent regarding the written disclosures that you and the buyer have signed and verify that the realty agents exercised reasonable care and skill in performance of their duties. It is recommended you contact a real estate attorney if you have any legal questions.

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