Although retired in 2010, Liddell is involved in a new battle, a mold fight. A lawsuit was recently filed against the former light-heavyweight champion pertaining to his home in San Luis Obispo, California. According to Tribune News, the lawsuit seeks damages against Liddell and his real estate agent for breach of contract, breach of implied habitability, negligence, fraudulent concealment, trespass, civil conspiracy, batter, intentional infliction of emotional distress.
A family was leasing the home on a month to month basis after it was determined they could not qualify for a loan to purchase the property. The agent subsequently advised he was able to secure a loan for the prospective buyers and escrow was opened. However, the family soon confirmed they could not afford the home and advised of their intent to vacate. Since the commencement of the tenancy, their 9-year-old daughter had occupied a bedroom that shared a wall with the laundry room which they allege had a pre-existing water leak. The complaint alleges that the daughter suffered mysterious nosebleeds, sore throats, and other health problems after moving into a bedroom “riddled with mold”.
Unfortunately, mold issues continue to be a potential source of litigation against real estate agents. The National Association of Realtors© Legal Pulse Newsletter reported that in 2016 “mold and water intrusion issues remained the predominant topic addressed in Property Condition Disclosure cases”
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