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The previous owners commited fraud when they sold us our home. What can we do?
Asked on June 17, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Illinois
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 12 years ago | Contributor
If you can prove fraud, you need to talk to your lawyer -- or, if you don't have one, find one at someplace like our website, http://attorneypages.com
Fraud is a knowing misrepresentation of a material fact -- lying about something important -- with the intent to mislead someone to their detriment -- intent to scam -- that succeeds in scamming. In a real estate sale, there are some courts that have ruled that known problems of major importance have to be revealed.
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