Can I skip the disclosure notice?

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02/10/2015 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

I’m selling my house as-is. Since I don’t plan to make any repairs, do I still have to provide a seller’s disclosure to buyers?

 Yes, you do. Though there are some narrow exceptions to the state law requiring sellers to provide a disclosure notice to buyers, a refusal to make repairs is not one of them. 

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Categories: Sellers
Tags: legal, legal faq, sellers, selling, disclosure


Dena Smith on 02/10/2015

This would be a great place to review the 11 classes of sellers that are exempt from disclosure.

I find agents and sellers who think that a flip or a rental doesn’t require disclosures. And just because a seller doesn’t know anything about the property (they always know more than they think) doesn’t mean they can skip the disclosure - they still need to complete the form and sign their name to it.

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