Who is liable when someone gets hurt at a listing?
03/29/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff
Who is to blame when a buyer gets hurt at a listing or an open house? The TAR listing agreement protects seller’s agents from premises-liability claims, and sellers are more likely to be held liable in such cases. For many years in Texas, a buyer only had to prove that:
- There was an unreasonably dangerous condition on the premises.
- The owner knew, or should have known, about a dangerous condition.
However, a new Texas Supreme Court ruling could affect liability in situations where a buyer gets injured on a seller’s property, and adds more criteria for the buyer to prove the sellers’ liability. Learn more about the new criteria and what it could mean for your sellers in “Is there a hidden liability in your listing?” from the March 2016 issue of Texas REALTOR® magazine.
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