December 01, 2003 01:00 AM

Halle Berry’s housing problems have reportedly been put to rest. The “Gothika” star, 37, has tentatively settled a $2 million countersuit she had filed in June against the previous owners of a Beverly Hills property where she planned to build a new home, her attorney tells the Associated Press.

Berry’s lawsuit charged former homeowners Jonathan and Alison Roth with neglecting to inform her that the residence required $1 million in stabilization work.

The Roths apparently fired the first shot, however, by suing Berry to assert their claim that she knew about the condition of the property and bought it “as-is.”

Speaking to AP, Berry’s attorney, Martin Singer, said the case was tentatively resolved in October and that it should become final in January. Terms were not disclosed.

In her legal papers, Berry claimed the house, for which she and husband Eric Benet paid more than $2 million, “turned out to contain major undisclosed defects that would require over $1 million in corrective measures.” Berry and Benet have since separated.

The “Monster’s Ball” Oscar winner claims she was made aware of the problems, which allegedly included several geological defects, only after the deal went through.

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