Disclosure Lawsuit Against Island County Brokerages Dismissed

Island County real estate brokerages are pleased that a Skagit County Superior Court judge recently dismissed a lawsuit against real estate firms asserting non-compliance with Island County’s noise disclosure ordinances. The Court determined...





Island County real estate brokerages are pleased that a Skagit County Superior Court judge recently dismissed a lawsuit against real estate firms asserting non-compliance with Island County’s noise disclosure ordinances.  The Court determined that the disclosure provided in real estate transactions was adequate to notify prospective buyers of the existence of noise from Navy jets based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor.  The plaintiffs in the case sought to create a class action lawsuit against real estate brokerages for transactions dating back many years.
 
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Washington REALTORS® supported Island County real estate brokerages in organizing a defense against the lawsuit, and assisted the North Puget Sound Association of REALTORS® in explaining this issue to the public.  “We provided a disclosure that stated ‘there is significant aircraft noise.’   Both plaintiffs in this case signed this disclosure.  Our members will continue working with Island County to ensure that adequate disclosure occurs.  We greatly appreciate Washington REALTORS® assistance with this issue,” said Eric Mitten, broker and owner with Windermere Real Estate, one of the defendants in the case.

Read the Whidbey News-Times article.


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