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Quebec Appeal Court ruling highlights home sellers’ duty to inform buyer

Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 5:33 AM | By Luis Millan

A Quebec man who backed out of a promise to purchase a $1.3 million home in Gatineau won his case after the Quebec Court of Appeal held that he was entitled to renege on the agreement because the sellers failed to adequately inform the buyer and therefore vitiated his consent.

The decision by the appellate court clarifies the responsibilities of home sellers; underscores the importance of informed consent; provides guidance on the burden of proof faced by purchasers who no longer want to honour an agreement...