Does the new disclosure law protect a home shopper? Not necessarily.
Frances Leveille, Long Beach (April 26) wrote that the new disclosure rules offer needed protection to the buyer, and how her daughter, purchasing her first home, noticed on the disclosure that about 20 years ago, a landslide had affected a small part of the lot.
Our son, also a first-time home buyer, was interested in purchasing a home. Escrow began, and the sellers stated in their disclosure statement that they merely had a "dripping faucet in the kitchen."
He hired a licensed and accredited home inspector for $185. What he found, obviously, had existed for many years, but was not disclosed.