Real estate agents, home inspectors, and home builders are supposed to be helpful professionals who assist their clients in getting a new home. When this isn't the case, home buyers can experience significant harm.
Contact us if you were hurt by bad advice or actions of a real estate professional when buying your home.
It is common to hear the term "buyer beware" when purchasing a home. This leads homeowners to falsely believe it is solely their fault if the home they purchased has defects. However, the prospective homeowner does business with a variety of real estate professionals throughout the home buying process, such as real estate agents and brokers, home and pest inspectors, and home builders or developers. These businesses and professionals owe the consumer a standard of care and cannot engage in unfair or deceptive behavior.
In many cases, bad behavior by a real estate businesses or professional can violate the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act. Most commonly this occurs when real estate professionals misrepresent important information or fail to disclose facts to the home buyer which would have influenced the buyer to not purchase the home. If you sue a real estate professional and the judge finds a violation of the Consumer Protection Act, then at the end of the case the judge can order the homeowner be paid 2 or 3 times the amount of their damages plus reimbursement for attorneys' fees and litigation costs.
The law also protects you if the problems were caused by a home improvement contractor who performed work in your home after your purchase. Get legal help if a contractor performed shoddy work or abandoned the job.
Examples of real estate professionals and unfair and deceptive acts that may be found to violate the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act include:
There is limitation on how much time you have after buying a home to file a lawsuit if there is a problem with the home. Don't miss your deadline! Discuss your home purchase consumer protection claim with a lawyer today.
If you believe you have been harmed by a bad real estate professional, such as a home builder, home inspector, or real estate agent, then look for a consumer protection law firm that focuses on home transactions. When purchasing a home, the home buyer is a consumer in the real estate transaction. The home buyer is also a consumer of the services provided by the real estate agent, home inspector, and home builder. As a result, it may be in your best interest to work with a lawyer knowledgeable in consumer protection.
Buying a home is one of the most significant and typically the largest purchase a person will make. If something goes wrong and you believe you need to sue the builder, real estate agent, or home inspector, then look for a lawyer who regularly litigates cases in court. Many real estate lawyers are transactional lawyers, which is different than a litigator. Transactional real estate lawyers focus on legal work that does not involve going to court.
The lawyers at Walckner Law Office are civil trial lawyers who focus on consumer protection. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of homeowners and help homeowners take a stand against unfair and deceptive acts of bad businesses. We offer a no cost initial case evaluation so you can learn about your rights and options if you think you've been harmed by the conduct of a real estate professional.
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