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Who is liable for mls misprints on the mls sheets, listing agent, seller. is it enough to get out of a contract if the information is not accurate?

Asked by president, Pompano Beach, FL Mon Feb 4, 2013

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The listing brokerage is ultimately responsible for what is placed in the MLS. However, Danielle is correct that each MLS sheet contains a disclaimer that all information should be verified. There are enough resources to fact check a subject property.

As for getting out of the contract, that is a legal question and a competent real estate attorney should be able to handle that for you.
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It depends on what caused the erroneous information and how material it was to the sale... and if I were you, I'd consult a lawyer if you want to get out of the contract.
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The fact of the matter is they placed the total sq ft of the house under the living area sq ftage
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And each MLS has in fine print at the bottom "Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed." Sunshine Laws in Florida make it very easy to verify property information though.
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the listing agent/agency is responsible for MLS input. Talk to your agent, it's easy for them to correct misinformation.

is it enough to get out of a contract... probably not, but I guess it depends on the scope of the problem. Sounds like there's more going on her than a simple MLS error.
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Unfortunately, no one here will be able to tell you if it's enough to get out of a contract. That's a legal question and we are not allowed to answer those. Consult with your agent and a real estate attorney.
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