Home Buyers' Rights

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What Are Home Buyers' Rights?

In a home sales transaction the buyer has certain rights as defined by state and federal laws. These can vary depending on certain factors, but for the most part, these rights may include:

What If My Rights Have a Buyer Have Been Violated?

Violation of a home buyer’s rights can lead to various legal consequences, including those related to: a breach of contract; real estate or broker liability; home seller liability, and other issues. In most cases, a damages award may be issued by the court in order to compensate the buyer for their losses.

For instance, if a failure to disclose a defect with the home causes the buyer to lose money on the deal, a lawsuit may result in a damages award to correct the losses. Buyer’s rights violations can also sometimes lead to other forms of liability (such as criminal liability in a fraud case).

Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with Home Buyers Rights?

Home buyers are definitely entitled to certain rights when it comes to a home sales transaction. It may be in your best interests to hire a real estate attorney if you need assistance with any types of home buyer issues. Your lawyer can provide you with legal advice and guidance during the sales process. Also, in the event of a legal dispute or conflict, your lawyer can represent you and help you file a lawsuit with the court if needed.

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Last Modified: 09-30-2016 03:14 PM PDT

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