In most places in Canada, there are certain things a home seller must disclose to potential buyers, such as known problems with the house, e.g. a leaky roof, mold, etc.
I'm in Nova Scotia, specifically.
Usually this is done via a property condition disclosure statement.
The question is, does this extend to other perils, like known criminal behavior of immediate neighbors?
Hypothetical scenario to illustrate what I'm talking about:
Let's say a there's one problematic neighbor, causes problems for all of his neighbors. He's a general nuisance, causes property damage, poisoning pets, etc. He has arrests for these things, and was told to leave the area (restraining order) for a period of time. All of this causes one of the neighbors to list his property in despair so that he can get away from the nuisance, as it's a detriment to his quality of life.
This came up in discussion my wife and I were having, as we both know someone experiencing this exact issue. We weren't sure if the person who bought the house from the fed-up seller would be entitled to some remedy if the seller didn't disclose the problems with the immediate neighbor.