Disclosure Principle

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The most significant case in my life where the disclosure principle played a role was the purchase of our house. Soon after we bought our new property in a well-known suburb of Sofia, problems came to light. When we were buying the house, we knew that it was not in a perfect condition, but we were unaware of many of the problems that we faced later. Because we bought the house from acquaintances, we did not find it necessary to hire a private inspector to do full inspection prior to the purchase. We bought the house in good faith and believed that the good price for it was due to the fact that the previous owner wanted to sell it immediately before going into foreclosure. Once the house was bought, we had to live the consequences of a house with a leak in the plumbing, a leak in the roof and an addition to it build with no permit at all. As a result, we were shouldered with the financial burden of filing a lawsuit to resolve the matter. Unfortunately, the court decided that we were not entitled to collect any damages because the house was purchased without a home inspection and also because there wasn’t an indemnity clause into the sales contract which stated that if there was a problem, it is the seller, rather than us, who suffers financially. Had we had an inspection report, we would have collected damages. Not only did we spend a fortune on the lawsuit, but we were also fined because we were the legal owners of a house with unpermitted work. Moreover, a private inspector was sent by the city to inspect the extension to the house which was built without regulations approval. We looked into getting building regulations approval and planning permission for the house, but it was determined that the structure might present a safety hazard and we were required to completely tear it down which was very costly. Currently, more and more people in Bulgaria are…...

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