15 U.S. Code § 1709 - Civil liabilities
(a) Violations; relief recoverable
A purchaser or lessee may bring an action at law or in equity against a developer or agent if the sale or lease was made in violation of section 1703 (a) of this title. In a suit authorized by this subsection, the court may order damages, specific performance, or such other relief as the court deems fair, just, and equitable. In determining such relief the court may take into account, but not be limited to, the following factors: the contract price of the lot or leasehold; the amount the purchaser or lessee actually paid; the cost of any improvements to the lot; the fair market value of the lot or leasehold at the time relief is determined; and the fair market value of the lot or leasehold at the time such lot was purchased or leased.
(b) Enforcement of rights by purchaser or lessee
A purchaser or lessee may bring an action at law or in equity against the seller or lessor (or successor thereof) to enforce any right under subsection (b), (c), (d), or (e) ofsection 1703 of this title.
(c) Amounts recoverable
The amount recoverable in a suit authorized by this section may include, in addition to matters specified in subsections (a) and (b) of this section, interest, court costs, and reasonable amounts for attorneys’ fees, independent appraisers’ fees, and travel to and from the lot.
Source(Pub. L. 90–448, title XIV, § 1410,Aug. 1, 1968, 82 Stat. 595; Pub. L. 96–153, title IV, § 405,Dec. 21, 1979, 93 Stat. 1130.)
1979—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–153substituted provisions relating to violations of section 1703 (a) of this title and scope of relief authorized in suits brought against such violations, for provisions relating to suits for untrue statements or omissions to state material fact in statement of record.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–153substituted provisions relating to enforcement of rights by the purchaser or lessee against the seller or lessor, for provisions relating to suits by the purchaser against the developer or agent.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 96–153substituted provisions authorizing interest, court costs, etc., to be recoverable in suits under this section, for provisions relating to enumeration of damages recoverable in suits under this section.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 96–153reenacted provisions without change.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 96–153struck out subsec. (e) which set forth limitation on amount recoverable under this section.
Effective Date of 1979 Amendment
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