July 2023

An informative e-newsletter for the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Think Twice About the Mice—Failing to Disclose Property Conditions under the Seller Disclosure Act

By Erin R. Cobane, Dickinson Wright PLLC

Kondrat v. Servitto, unpublished per curiam opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued March 26, 2019 (Docket No. 341990), involved the sale of a home by the defendants, who failed to disclose certain conditions of their property in their Seller Disclosure Statement (SDS). The Kondrat court concluded that the trial court had wrongly granted summary disposition of the plaintiff homebuyer’s claims for silent fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation, and negligent misrepresentation.

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