Want To Know If Someone Has Died In Your Home?
Would you want to know if anyone had died in the place you call home? If so, there's a way to find out, but there's a price to pay.
Would you want to know about your homes previous life? Could you live with the answers? Well, there's a way to get the history of your home including any deaths, the cause of death, drug activity, fire incidents, flooding, registered sex offenders living at the address and in the area, but you'll have to pay the price.
DiedinHouse.com is perfect for those looking to buy, rent or those just curious about where you call home. Died in House was created in 2013 out of necessity by software engineer Roy Condrey, and uses data from over 130 million police records, news reports, death certificates and more to gather information about your house.
You see one of Condrey tenets thought their rental was haunted. While researching and trying to find out information about his property, he realized there was no easy way to get the information and immediately recognized the need for this service.
Death in a home in NYS, no matter how it occurred, is not considered a "Material Fact" and is not required to be disclosed. A murder could have happened days ago, and the seller does not have to let you know. Nolo.com talks about stigmatized properties in 1995 and how the New York legislature amended the broker licensing laws to relieve brokers from any duty to disclose:
that a previous owner or occupant of the property had or was suspected of having, HIV, AIDS, or other unspecified diseases unlikely to be easily transmittable through occupancy of a dwelling place, and that the property was the site of a felony such as a homicide, a suicide, or another death.
A death in a home, especially a violent death, can decrease the home's value by 25% and increase its time to sell by up to 50% longer than comparable homes.
Still, want to know if there was a murder, suicide or a strange death in your home. Well for $11.99 all your questions will be answered so you can sleep at night. Or not.