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Slash Says He Was Burned on Real Estate Deal

11/15/2007 9:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Saul Hudson -- or as he's better known, "Slash" of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver -- and his wife have filed suit over a house they say they were duped into buying.

TMZ obtained the lawsuit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, against real estate agent Gregory Holcomb and Sotheby's International Realty, in which the Hudsons claim they "thought they had found their dream house," but say it turned out to be a nightmare.

The suit says, among other things, they were told the house was on a private, gated street. The house, they allege, turned out to be on a public street with very little parking. They also say it was much smaller than the 7800 sq. ft. in the listing, and there were issues with the home's title.

Because they say Holcomb and Sotheby's withheld this information from them, the Hudsons have suffered "grief, shame, humiliation, embarrassment, anger, worry, disappointment, nervousness, stomach disorders, backaches, loss of appetite and inability to concentrate on work." They are suing for an amount in excess of $1 million.

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31.

momofcnmc    

You've GOT TO BE KIDDING me!!!! And I'm worried about paying my electric bill!!!!

2532 days ago
32.

cutthecrap    

Who the F buys a house on the internet?? You KNOW that Slash and his dumb ass of a spouse did NOT walk through like MOST folks who are potential buyers!!!!!

2532 days ago
33.

Who cares?    

Boy, what is up with the anger on here tonight?! Sounds like quite a few of you are more than jealous. What exactly have YOU contributed to the world?

As far as this issue goes, I can't understand why they didn't go look at the house before they signed ANY paperwork!

2532 days ago
34.

Terri LynnC21    


A: CA Real Estate purchase agreements state that "the BUYER is responsible for all due diligence in regard to title, boundries, etc.." when purchasing a property (home, land or otherwise) It is UP TO THE BUYER to go to the county to get records showing liens, clouds on title and any other information they deem necessary to answer any questions in regard to the property.
B: An appraisal would have verified square footage. A survey would have provided boundry info. Preliminary title reports contain plat maps showing "private streets" etc.
C: It is a Realtors responsibility to ONLY transfer paperwork between buyers and sellers and NOT perform any acts FOR or on behalf of the buyer or seller, and keep the "timeline" in which the contract is to be completed. Title/Escrow holds funds deposited etc.

D: It is the Seller's duty is to DISCLOSE, Realtors disclose MATERIAL facts that are givin to them or told to them by the SELLER.

Disclosures and additional required paperwork by CA dept. of real estate is currently in EXCESS of 40 pages.

Slash and lovely wife, read your paperwork and conduct your investigations to satisfy yourselves PRIOR to closing on the "home of your dreams" that it seems, you never really wanted ( or found something better). Your REALTOR is not at fault, I'm sure he/she did their job to the highest and best of thier ability.
Your case is eroneous at best. Lot's of luck!

2532 days ago
35.

Brook~lyn    

what's wrong with that bitter republican dude that's bitchen about slash... get over it buddy......

2532 days ago
36.

Mina M    

"grief, shame, humiliation, embarrassment, anger, worry, disappointment, nervousness, stomach disorders, backaches, loss of appetite and inability to concentrate on work."

Yeah, a few decades of partying will do that to you. That's called a drug addiction, man. Slash... I love ya... but damn. Shut up, you whiner.

2532 days ago
37.

WS    

buyer beware

2532 days ago
38.

mild cheddar    


why all the nasty comments? slash is a high achiever who truley loves to perform for his fans, he is always smiling, and has been sober for 1.5 years, and had to come to grips with his own mortality - has to depend on inplanted defibrillator to save his life from fatal irregular heart beat. He is a fantastic gifted musician and deserves to be treated as such

2532 days ago
39.

Cletis    

"grief, shame, humiliation, embarrassment, anger, worry, disappointment, nervousness, stomach disorders, backaches, loss of appetite and inability to concentrate on work."

Sounds like Detox.

View it and have it inspected.

2532 days ago
40.

wolfer    

I agree that you dont buy a house without checking it out. How busy is your life?

BUT, In Slash's defense, he is a very talented guitarist and if you do a little research you will see how many other (hip hop to classic rock) bands have had him as a guest musician. He just came out with a book , which this may be a plea to buy it, but he is a very talented musician and doesn't deserve the bashing he is getting here.

2532 days ago
41.

Pink lady baby    

Now really, you mean to tell me they never looked at what they bought before they bought it? Where were they on a trip to another planet! Unreal! They don't have nothing better to do then cry---they cry all the way to the bank. We working class people break our butts and some have two or three jobs just to live above water. We will never make the kind of money he makes. I can't stand a spoil guy crying. There are people who can barley make ends meet and have food on the table. He should of looked at what he was going to buy before he buys it. WAWAWAWAWA

2532 days ago
42.

REALITYCHECK    

THE PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS THEY HAVE ARE FROM ALCOHOL WITHDAWAL! PLUS SLASH KNOWS IF HE DOESNT GET THAT WOMAN THE BIG HOUSE SHE WANTS HES NOT GETTING ANY ASS!

2532 days ago
43.

Pink lady baby    

You gotta be kidding. He and his wife bought this place and now they are crying. GIVE ME A BREAK! Don't they know they were to see the place first before they bought it. There are people who work there butt's off and will never make the kind of money he has. At least he can cry all the way to the bank. Working class people like us will never be able to cry all the way to the bank. There are people who have to live in shelters and worry about paying there next rent or morgage payment and not to mention a high cost of food these days.. Tell him to cry somewhere else. I am tired of heariing about celebrity's on the dumb ass things they do.

2532 days ago
44.

Taylor    

He should have at least had someone (like a manager) look at it if they couldn't for some reason. Obviously the agen is going to be little biased to get the sale through, but the buyer should know what they're buying.

2532 days ago
45.

wolfer    

PINK LADY BABY - SAYS - I am tired of heariing about celebrity's on the dumb ass things they do.

But your on this site reading about it 20 times a day!

2532 days ago
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