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May 6 - May 12, 2013

The buyer of a foreclosed, century-old home sold for $3,600 was awarded $115,000 because she did not receive an EPA lead notice. Who should be responsible for such notifications?

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No one. Buyers should know better. 31%
The owner should remain legally bound to notify the buyer, no matter what. 50%
The owner should notify the buyer, but it should not be a legal requirement. 19%

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Tagged categories: EPA; Health and safety; Lead; Lead; Residential

Comment from Lawrence Price, (5/7/2013, 2:04 AM)

The owner is presumed to be the seller. In this case the owner was not the seller. The seller is the foreclosed owner & agent of sale and forced the sale without proper notice.

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