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Old 05-31-2013
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Re: Honest disclosure

Disclosure laws are unenforceable anyway. I bought two houses that had major issues not disclosed prior to closing and missed by the inspector. On the first one the seller marked that there was no basement leaks and he had owned the home for 25 years. The first big rain the basement had several inches of water in it. The attorney said it wasn't worth perusing in court because the disclosure documents state "to the best of sellers knowledge" and there is no way to prove that the seller knew and didn't know.

Second house had code violations and modifications without permits. Again no recourse.
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