Landlord said NO ISSUES w crime.2 murders next door b4 I moved in.One of which died on my landlords front porch.Is he legally obligated to disclose?

Asked by aimeei, 63118 Mon Aug 12, 2013

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Sebastian Ba…, Agent, Clayton, MO
Mon Aug 12, 2013
Hi Aimee,
Full disclosure: I'm just a broker, not a lawyer. We are trained to understand that property disclosure requirements do not include crimes committed in or near properties we represent, with the exception of meth labs inside the property. That said, even if he wasn't required to disclose any crime-related information doesn't make it OK to make an untrue statement intended to put your fears at ease. You could ask him to ternate the lease early and if that doesn't help, explore your options to terminate that lease, speak with your lawyer.
Good luck!
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