Did someone die in your house? DiedInHouse.com will tell you, for a fee

Did someone die in your house? DiedInHouse.com will tell you, for a fee

By Phil Demers | MassLive.com

October 24, 2016 at 2:34 PM, updated October 24, 2016 at 3:44 PM

The main page entry bar simply says, "See what DiedInHouse can do for you," asking for an address or apartment number.

Punch in yours and wire the site $12 and you could shortly find yourself looking over a report of all the dicey happenings — murders, suicides, natural deaths, felonies, fires, floods, even drug activity — that may have occurred where you stand.

The website, called DiedInHouse.com, has received attention from Boston Magazine because Massachusetts disclosure laws do not require sellers to tell potential buyers of such grim happenings.

The law states sellers do not have to say whether "the real property was the site of a felony, suicide or homicide" or "the site of an alleged parapsychological or supernatural phenomenon."

"It's not something that needs to be disclosed or volunteered by real estate agents because it's not a material defect with the actual property," says Ashley Stolba, Associate Counsel for the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, told Boston Magazine.

Thousands of people in Massachusetts have used the site since its founding in 2013.


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