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Do you need to disclose a grow-house rumour?

By Robert Hof
Sensible advice from lawyer Mark Weisleder – as ever! I am often asked whether a seller needs to disclose that a property was once a grow-house. In my opinion, because of the damage that can be done to a property by a grow- house operation, it should be disclosed, together with any attempts that were made to correct any deficiencies. However, what happens if you are a subsequent owner and you just hear a rumour that a prior owner ran a grow-house operation? Read the attached case that decided that unsubstantiated rumours of a grow-house did not need to be disclosed by the sellers. If you have a question about whether a prior issue should be disclosed, please contact me.
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