Definition : Defect of consent

Consent given improperly, such as on account of an error or fear. The defect of consent may, in certain circumstances, result in the nullity of the related legal act when it relates to the nature of the contract, the object of the prestation or any essential element that determined consent.

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Question: I bought my condo 3 months ago and I just attended my first meeting of co-owners. I just learned, to my great surprise, that very important work must be undertaken on the masonry of the building. My seller never told me about this work, although it is obvious that he must have known about it since all the other co-owners present at the meeting seemed to be aware of it. Could I turn against my seller because they hid this work from me and had a duty to tell me?
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