Property buyer sues sellers and agent alleging they didn't disclose problem

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 3, 2019

HUNTINGTON — A property buyer is suing Charles K. and Megan R. Martin and Property Professionals Inc., sellers and agent, citing alleged breach of duty.

Stuart N. Swope filed a complaint in Cabell Circuit Court against the defendants alleging breach of warranty duty to disclose.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, in May 18, 2018, warranty deed was made between the parties. Soon after moving in, water billing reached $521.31 in less than a month. The West Virginia American Water Company reported that the condition causing the dramatic usage was going on for several months. 

Plaintiff suffered substantial annoyance and inconvenience and corrected the problem at the expense of $2,676.50. The plaintiff holds Charles K. and Megan R. Martin and Property Professionals Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly made no disclosure of any plumbing defects with the home at any time prior to closing.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants in an amount that will fully compensate him for his damages. He is represented by Kenneth R. Bannon of Kenneth R. Bannon, Attorney at Law in Barboursville.

Cabell Circuit Court Case number 18-C-594

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