The Sushi Law Essay

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The Sushi Law "Do not do what you would undo if caught" ~ Leah Arendt ~ Why is it a home buyer has so few options against a home seller when it is believed the home was fraudulently and intentionally misrepresented? Is it because, "Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty." ~ Plato ~ There should be a new law to protect the home buyers interests. As in the auto industry the "Lemon Law" was created to protect auto buyers. So should there be a law to protect vulnerable and innocent home buyers. The "Lemon Law" in summary is defined, "The manufacturer, not the dealer, takes care of the defects (State Lemon Law). In my proposed law, the seller, not the buyer, would take care of intentional…show more content…
I didn't say anything, but most importantly, neither did the seller. Sellers who try to cover up major problems, defects and flaws in the home by intentionally using large items, such as furniture are dishonest and fraudulent practices. The buyers recourse could be my proposal: The "Sushi Law". Gary Reeser, inspector with G.A.R. Home Inspection told me about a sellers home he had inspected for a client. As he was inspecting the home for the buyer he went past the kitchen and noticed the seller emptying the dishwasher. He said he didn't think anything about it either, at the time, until he went to inspect the appliances in the kitchen and the dishwasher didn't work. When he questioned the sellers about the dishwasher not working they had told him they only store dishes in it, because it didn't work. Gary felt if he had not inspected the appliance, because the impression was given the appliance worked, the buyer would have had a "raw deal". He felt the buyer would have been stuck with either fixing the appliance or replacing it all together once the defect was discovered, after the deal was signed and sealed (interview). This "raw deal" that should be included in the proposed law could state: the seller is responsible to detect and repair or replace any appliance that is not functioning properly, when the appliance is attached or connected to any part of the home, before a sale is finalized. Items intentionally manipulated to make them
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