“Woman buys Kalamazoo home for $3,200, gets $115K settlement”

by Walter Olson on April 17, 2013

Was she unaware a house of that vintage might have lead paint, then? “A woman who bought a 110-year-old home from Kalamazoo for $3,200 has agreed to a $115,000 settlement with the city after she said officials failed to disclose the possibility it contained lead-based paint.” Brandi Crawford bought the house last year and this March filed a claim saying “city officials didn’t provide her with an Environmental Protection Agency-approved form warning her of the potential of lead-based paint in the home. Crawford said her child had elevated lead levels.” [AP/Detroit News]

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1 John Fembup 04.17.13 at 8:34 am

“Was she unaware a house of that vintage might have lead paint, then? ”

Is that the issue? In my state (Ct) and I suppose all states, the seller is obligated to provide the EPA notice. Kalamazoo failed to do so. Maybe that was the issue?

2 Robert 04.17.13 at 12:20 pm

With that $115K, she can buy 35 more homes and make $4MM!

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