A Quebec City judge has ordered a man to reimburse a young couple the purchase price of a home because he failed to mention that a double-suicide had occurred in the home.
Justice Robert Dufresne, ruled that the homeowner would pay back the $275,000 purchase price, $23,000 in expenses the couple had accrued plus an additional $15,000 in moral damages.
The couple had only learned about the double-suicide from a neighbour a few days after the sale had gone through.
They were so traumatized by the news, they never moved in.
By law , owners must present a seller's declaration outlining conditions which may affect a house sale.