EDWARDSVILLE — A home buyer is suing the sellers and an inspection company, citing alleged common law fraud.
Cynthia Scully filed a complaint on May 5 in the Madison County Circuit Court against David Scheldt, Sherry Scheldt, Stephen Norris and Prudent Home Inspection Inc., alleging the defendants violated the Residential Real Estate Disclosure Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 22, 2016, she entered into a real estate contract with the defendants for the purchase of a property in Moro. Scully claims she suffered damages for paying $234,900 for a property that she says is worthless and uninhabitable.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants did not disclose that the property was infested with mold, the plumbing did not comply with plumbing codes and the structure had moisture damage.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants for actual damages in excess of $50,000, plus costs of this suit.
She is represented by Deborah A. Hawkins of Hawkins Law Office PC in Edwardsville.
Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-606