“Realtor/Developer Misrepresenting Sq. Footage” | PoPville

“Pricey PoPville,

A developer in my block flipped a rowhouse right into a multi-unit apartment over 4 years in the past. Solely two of the 4 items have offered, however the developer (and realtor) have repeatedly misrepresented sure elements of the itemizing — probably the most evident being the sq. footage of the items listed.

As an illustration, early promotional supplies had ground plans itemizing one unit at 795 sq. toes, however after it did not promote, the itemizing slowly elevated the sq. footage. It’s now listed at 1,033 sq. toes — a 30 % embellishment! This occurred in a unit that really offered on one of many greater flooring, too. The ground plan listed the unit at 890, however the itemizing was described as 1,150 sq. toes.

Usually, I’d say this doesn’t have an effect on me (nosy neighbor alert!), however I’m planning to place my apartment available on the market shortly and these listings could have a direct affect on how my unit sells. Who ought to I report one of these exercise to? DCRA? The native actual property fee?

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