Does the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Procedures Act provide me with options to sue a seller of a property for latent defects?
The District of Columbia Consumer Protection Procedures Act (CPPA) is a law that provides consumers with a variety of protections against deceptive or fraudulent business practices. It is possible that the CPPA could provide you with options to sue a seller of a property for latent defects, depending on the specific circumstances of your case. Under the CPPA, it is unlawful for any person to engage in a deceptive trade practice, which includes making false or misleading statements about the condition of goods or services. If a seller made false or misleading statements about the condition of a property that you purchased, and you later discovered latent defects that were not disclosed to you, you may have a claim under the CPPA. However, it is important to note that the CPPA does not automatically apply in all cases, and you may need to meet certain requirements in order to bring a claim under the law. It is recommended that you consult with a qualified attorney to determine whether you have a claim under the CPPA and to discuss your options for pursuing legal action.