GRETNA – A woman who purchased a home is suing the seller, her real estate agent and inspector for allegedly failing to disclose several problems with the property.
Carmel Duplantis filed suit against Jessica M. Natal Perrilloux, Paul DiLeo, A Home Check by Paul DiLeo LLC, Alison Allen, Amy Schillaci, H.O.D.C. LLC and Latter & Blum Holding LLC in the 24th Judicial District Court on June 12.
Duplantis claims Allen is a real estate agent retained by Perrilloux to sell her home located at 640 Oaklawn in Metairie. The plaintiff alleges that on April 14, 2014, Perrilloux completed a “Property Disclosure Document for Residential Real Estate” that failed to properly disclose deficiencies in the property including roof damage, a defective dishwasher and plumbing problems. Duplantis contends that on July 3, 2014 she entered into an agreement to purchase Perrilloux’s home and hired DiLeo and his company to inspect the property.
The plaintiff asserts DiLeo failed to discover the defects in the home and that as a result she purchased the property on Aug. 25, 2014 for $155,000. Duplantis claims it was only after the closing that she discovered the home’s numerous problems.
The defendant is accused of breach of contract, failing to properly disclose the home’s defects, violation of state law, breach of warranty and fraudulent misrepresentation.
An unspecified amount in damages is sought for loss of use of property, living expenses, repair expenses, remediation expenses, loss of investment, diminution in property value, mental anguish, inconvenience, aggravation and litigation costs.
Duplantis is represented by David D. Bravo of the New Orleans-based Bravo Law Firm.
The case has been assigned to Division K Judge Ellen Shirer Kovach.
Case no. 750-592.