PHOTO: Harold Verge, 73, is suing after he says GTA realtor Vincent Iannello ‘tricked’ him into selling his home against his will. (Mark Boschler/CBC News)

‘I vehemently deny any allegations of negligence or wrongdoing,’ realtor tells CBC News

A blind man who says a realtor “tricked” him into selling his Toronto home against his will is taking the dispute to court..

Harold Verge, 73, and his wife Florence filed a $1.25-million lawsuit Wednesday against GTA realtor Vince Iannello and Royal LePage Your Community Realty brokerage alleging both were negligent.

The statement of claim seeks $1.25 million in general and punitive damages. The allegations have not been tested in court.

Verge, who was born blind, says the sale of his home has left the couple sleepless and distraught over their future. He says they don’t have enough money to buy another home.

The Verges and their lawyer showed CBC Toronto numerous documents leading to the transaction, including the agreement of purchase and sale.