Real Estate & Property Law

Suit Claims Neighbors Scared Away Potential Homebuyers

A Queens couple claims in a lawsuit that they have been unable to sell their home because their neighbors scared away potential buyers.

The suit by homeowners Charles and Karen Neglia alleges their neighbors made disparaging comments because they wanted to buy the home themselves, the New York Post reports.

The suit targets neighbors Guido and Milagros Florentin, the story says. Guido Florentin is accused of telling brokers and potential purchasers that the home needed repairs and the homeowners were “dirty.” The suit also accuses Florentin of blocking a shared walkway with garbage and putting tar on their vinyl siding.

The Neglias originally priced their home at $317,000 and then dropped the price several times. The latest asking price was $235,000, the Post says, citing information on Redfin.

Milagros Florentin did not comment when contacted by the Post.

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