POLL: Disclosure agreements
Last week's poll asked if the builder in Bob Aaron's column should have disclosed to the purchaser that a suicide occurred in the house just before the sale closed. Under Ontario law, the builder isn't obligated to disclose the event, and so it didn't.
More than half — 54 per cent — of the readers who voted in last week's poll said they felt the builder should have told the purchaser about the incident, in which someone had broken into a property under construction and committed suicide.
Just over a third — 35 per cent — said they agreed with the builder, who did not disclose the incident to the purchaser or the real estate agent.
Eleven per cent of those who voted said they didn't know what the appropriate response in this case would be.