Real Estate Law in Massachusetts and Psychologically Impacted Property

Many people hold beliefs that properties where certain events have occurred are haunted, bad luck, strange or scary, or otherwise have a negative aura. These properties include, but are not limited to, properties where a death has occurred within the home, properties where pets are buried in the yard, or properties where certain crimes have been committed. For some homeowners and homebuyers living in the Boston area, purchasing a home that is “psychologically impacted” is not desirable. As such, the question is: Does the seller of a home that is psychologically impacted have a duty to disclose the psychological impact?

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