Beltsville, MD asked in Real Estate Law for Maryland

Q: Is road widening a material fact in Maryland?

We purchase a house by a busy road, and discovered that the road was to be widened into 4 lanes within next 10 years according to the county master plan which was not disclosed to us any where in the contract.

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David Thomas Wagner
David Thomas Wagner
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You should review the entire contract you signed. It is very likely that you signed off that you had reviewed the master plan. It is unlikely that the failure to disclose the road widening would a breach of the contract by the Seller because the information was public knowledge but it depends on the contract.

You may want to consult an attorney in your county if you are unsure of the terms of the contract.

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