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Sellers/renter disclosure (by Keith [NM]) Jan 11, 2018 1:46 PM
       Sellers/renter disclosure (by WMH [NC]) Jan 11, 2018 2:49 PM
       Sellers/renter disclosure (by AllyM [NJ]) Jan 11, 2018 4:20 PM
       Sellers/renter disclosure (by David [MI]) Jan 12, 2018 7:03 AM
       Sellers/renter disclosure (by cjl [NY]) Jan 12, 2018 8:50 AM
       Sellers/renter disclosure (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 13, 2018 4:28 PM

Sellers/renter disclosure (by Keith [NM]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2018 1:46 PM

As a renter am I obligated to disclose issues with home when asked by potential buyers? I don't own the home.

Sellers/renter disclosure (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2018 2:49 PM


Sellers/renter disclosure (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2018 4:20 PM

While it would be kind of you to do so, you need to avoid legal issues which could arise and also keep on the good side of your landlord. It's not your job. Your response is: Please ask the seller that question.

Sellers/renter disclosure (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2018 7:03 AM


Sellers/renter disclosure (by cjl [NY]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2018 8:50 AM

No ... It's not a "Renter's Property Disclosure" form it's a "Seller's Property Disclosure".

It's also the Realtors job (if one is being used) to disclose any "known" or "obvious" defects that MUST be disclosed (such as a leaking roof, foundations issues, etc). Regardless if the owner indicates/discloses it or not.

Outside of that - I would highly suggest that you either NOT be home at the time prospective buyers are coming through or just state "I don't know/ not sure". Keep yourself out of it.

In "my" opinion I do ask if tenant's are there just to see what is stated. I typically will "roll my eyes" and not necessarily believe a tenant that points out all of the issues - ESPECIALLY when I didn't ask anything. That typically means or creates the thought in my head that the tenant just doesn't want to leave and figures that if they claim all of these issues that need to be fixed or are wrong that it won't be sold. Many times it just causes me to think "if I do purchase this property - they are not staying for sure".

Sellers/renter disclosure (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 4:28 PM

If you disclose something that you believe is wrong but isn't - you could get in trouble with the buyer and potentially the new LL.

If you get disclose something that is wrong and the buyer backs out, then the LL may hold that against you - especially if the issue was corrected.

So in your eyes, what do you believe the upside of disclosing anything that you are not required to? I think you could;d end up in trouble either why encourage it? The new buyer could be testing you.

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