Do heirs have to provide a seller’s disclosure notice?
01/03/2017 | Author: Legal staff
The owner of a home recently passed away and left the property to her son and daughter. When listing the property for sale, do the son and daughter have to provide a seller’s disclosure notice?
Yes. As heirs, the son and daughter are required to provide a seller’s disclosure notice since there is no exemption for heirs under Section 5.008(e) of the Texas Property Code. Failure to disclose known material defects about the property would expose them to liability under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act or over civil laws.
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