Charlotte, NC asked in Real Estate Law for Tennessee

Q: Can a co-owner be liable for undisclosed issues in a house, if the co-owner did not reside in the house?

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: That is a Tort issue, not Real Property. But you give no facts, yet a Plaintiff's lawyer will definitely sue each and every interested party in a personal injury case. Even in a real estate disclosure case, all grantors will be sued for misrepresentation, even if no written statements from both owners due to omissions by one in the presence of a known lie.

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