I don't think I would buy it. We have a house in our suburb, where the son murdered his father before Christmas. They moved out late December and it's on the market and it has not be sold since. I think because it was such a high profile murder case and all over the news, it has put off some buyers.
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24-03-2015 09:08 #51
24-03-2015 10:14 #52Senior Member
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We ended a contract of sale based on an attempted murder in a house we successfully bid on at auction (but the history was never disclosed!) we found out from our own research that the offender was due for bail a few months after settlement.
The fact it was never disclosed by the people or agent selling the property got us out of the contract.
I might consider buying a property of it was a murder-suicide; but not a murder / attempted murder (as there is always a chance the perpetrator will be released from prison and return to "finish" the job)...
24-03-2015 10:27 #53
I think if you're not privvy to the nitty gritty details you can say you 'would' live in a house with a terrible past, however, there have been many instances of homicides occurring in homes which included children (high profile or not) and despite a super cheap price tag, *most* people feel revulsion and un- easy and inevitably these homes remain empty and in some instances knocked down.
As for me, I would always have the notion of what happened previously on my mind, the sadness, the fear, the horror, those sorts of things to 'me' can't be erased despite a new paint job, carpet, etc, etc.
Eta: I really like that the home's past has to be disclosed to potential buyers now.
24-03-2015 11:19 #54Senior Member
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On the ad can you just put 'this property is subject to a xyz notice according to 'relevant act', please contact agent for more details.
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24-03-2015 11:46 #55
" I have to bring to your attention that a murder was committed in the home but can't disclose the details and you will have to make your own enquiries"
I googled the case and it's not very nice - I won't mention it on here as it would need a trigger warning but it's not good
24-03-2015 12:01 #56
I currently live in a house where someone died while his gf watched and then waited an hour to call emergency. I can feel the sadness in the house sometimes but it is so cheap I just deal with it.
24-03-2015 12:07 #57
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24-03-2015 12:09 #58
Also, I'm super curious about that house now!! Although I'm not sure I really want to know.
24-03-2015 12:10 #59
24-03-2015 13:08 #60
It's hard , from the owners view telling people before they inspect may stop buyers coming into the home at all and seeing that's its a really great house but yes I agree Its necessary as I wouldn't buy it now I know what happened which sux for the owners as they deserve as much money as they can get after what they have been through so yep I'll discuss it with them about putting a disclaimer on the brochures and any emails we send out
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