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Three Beds, Two Baths, One Ghost: These Are The Legal Issues Involved In Selling A Haunted House
What happens when you are trying to sell a house that's infested with ghosts? Some sellers would rather keep that information on the down low when they're showing the property to prospective buyers, but according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), "Nondisclosure of stigmatizing information may provide a cause of action." In legal terms, a haunted home is classified as a "stigmatized property", which the NAR defines as: "property psychologically impacted by an event which occurred or was suspected to have occurred on the property, such event being one that has no physical impact of any kind." The North Carolina Real Estate Commission also defines it as "a property which buyers or tenants may shun for reasons that are unrelated to its physical condition or features," such as murder, suicide, or haunting. In The Language Of Real Estate, author John Reilly write: "Many (but not all) jurisdictions across North America require disclosure if a house is renowned for haunting,