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Houston homebuyers allege real estate company failed to disclose property had septic system


By Carrie Bradon | Jun 18, 2019

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HOUSTON – The buyers of a Houston property allege the sellers failed to disclose that there was a septic system on the property that cost them more than $30,000 to replace.

Barbara Robicheaux and Leo Speichinger filed a complaint on May 18 in the Harris County District Court against Leisure Realtor LLC, Jasper Houston & Lori Ann Houston alleging breach of contract and fraud by affirmative misrepresentation.

The suit states the plaintiffs and defendants entered into a contract on June 27, 2018, for the plaintiffs to purchase a property on Bammel Timbers Lane in Houston. 

The plaintiffs allege the defendants supplied them with a seller's disclosure notice but failed to include information stating that there was a septic/on-site sewer on the property. The defendants allegedly represented to the plaintiffs that there was not a septic system on the property when asked by the plaintiffs. 

The plaintiffs allege they later discovered the septic on their property and found that it needed to be replaced. The plaintiffs alleged they have incurred damages of $30,533 to replace the septic.

The plaintiffs are seeking relief of up to $100,000, attorneys' fees, actual damages, attorneys' fees and other relief deemed fit. They are represented by LeNatria Jurist of The Jurist Law Group PLLC in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-34546

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