Understanding seller disclosures most states require sellers to disclose any known defects and material facts about the property. They’re selling while the extent of these disclosures varies from state to state.
The disclosures are the home owner’s responsibility and not the realtors in many states. It is illegal for a seller to conceal major defects generally speaking. You’re only required to disclose things you have personal knowledge of. Sellers are typically not required to hire an inspector to identify.
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Seems that they don’t know about disclosure forms will ask about the roof, furnace, and air conditioning as well. As any known defects to the homes major systems like plumbing and electrical and structural components like the homes foundation.
The seller is not obligated to fix the disclosed problem.
Although, known problems will likely become negotiating points for potential buyers. If you choose to fix a problem after closing it be sure to document what you did to resolve the issue making full disclosure is the best way to avoid potential lawsuits down the road.
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