Newberry, SC asked in Contracts for South Carolina

Q: Suicide in car do I have to let it be known when selling it(car has been professionally cleaned)? South Carolina

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Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black

A: This is an interesting question. The common law rule on contracts is that any party to a contract has a legal duty to disclose to the other party any fact that would materially affect that party’s decision to enter into an agreement. For example, as a personal matter, I would not purchase a vehicle if the seller of the vehicle told me that a suicide had taken place in the car that he was selling me. So there may be specific laws in South Carolina regarding this issue, so check with the South Carolina lawyer for specific advice.

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