Buyer Beware of Patent Defects #415

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A seller has a duty to disclose material latent defects, but not patent defects, and the doctrine of caveat emptor (buyer beware) continues to apply to real estate transactions in BC. A seller spent four years renovating their residence, including constructing several retaining walls, relocating the kitchen, adding a bathroom and bar, moving an interior