What to do if adjacent neighbors to our property have discouraged interested buyers with erroneous information?

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What to do if adjacent neighbors to our property have discouraged interested buyers with erroneous information?

We are selling a lot that the adjacent neighbor(s) want. In fact, one has presented us with a lowball offer. We have been told by potential buyers that they have been discouraged with erroneous information about the property offered by these neighbors. What can be done to keep this from happening? Is there legal recourse for us, as the property owners, to bring against the neighbors for making it difficult for us to sell a perfectly wonderful waterfront lot?

Asked on July 27, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Maryland

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you believe that your next door neighbors are purposefully giving erroneous information to third parties about parcel that you have listed for sale because they want it for themselves, I suggest that you consult with a real estate attorney about the situation and what your options are.

One option is to have the attorney write the neighbors a letter warning them that their conduct could be actionable as a possible interference with a prospective contract.


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