Real Estate Disclosure

Please note that while the seller is obligated to provide certain disclosures, this obligation is limited. Basically, the obligation is to disclose hidden or latent defects if they are aware or ought to be aware of their existence. These are defects that you could not discover through an ordinary inspection. This includes blocked sewer lines or cracked basement foundations that are hidden behind basement walls. There is no obligation to disclose defects or deficiencies that are visible and simply not noticed by you. A house inspector can discover many items you might miss. Also, there is no obligation to disclose building code deficiencies. More importantly, there is no obligation for the seller to remedy any building code deficiencies.