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Category Archives: Purchase and Sale Agreement

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SJC Decision May Result In Haircut For Broker Who Misrepresented Zoning to Salon Owner

Posted in Miscellaneous, Purchase and Sale Agreement, Zoning
The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) yesterday issued its decision in the closely-watched case of DeWolfe v. Hingham Centre, Ltd.  The SJC has concluded that a broker can be liable for a written misrepresentation regarding zoning, despite language in a commonly-used form purchase and sale agreement that some thought protected the broker from such liability.  We discussed the Appeals Court’s 2011 decision… Continue Reading

Brokers Beware!

Posted in Purchase and Sale Agreement
In a setback for real estate brokers – and for the form agreement that they and many real estate lawyers use – the Appeals Court ruled last month that a broker could be held liable for a written misrepresentation regarding zoning.  The case is DeWolfe v. Hingham Centre, Ltd. (pdf). Before addressing the substance of the decision, it’s interesting that… Continue Reading