What Sellers Should Disclose of Their Property

Posted March 18, 2021 22:24

When we are in the process of buying a home, it is very easy to get hooked on the aesthetic aspect of the house, such as granite countertops and hardwood floors. However, there are hundreds of elements that we must take into account when making the final decision. Wiring systems, heating, air conditioning and piping are just as important as anything else.   Many buyers ask about what sellers should make clear when they offer their property and certainly, defects are the most important.   There are patent defects, those clearly visible; And hidden defects, which as its name implies, are difficult to find even by an inspector.    width=350 height=233 /></a>
Some examples of patent defects are cracks in walls or stains that indicate water seepage. The real estate representative representative of the seller is not obliged to let the buyer know about these problems, since they are visibly notorious and it is left on the client's part to ask the specific questions or suggest an arrangement of the property.
On the other hand, and as an example of hidden defect, imagine a house that has a history of flood problems or that suffered a fire, whose impact is not clearly visible without an exhaustive inspection. In this case, the seller is only obliged to talk about the problem if he knows about it and if it represents a risk to the health and safety of the household members.
A wall about to collapse or a pipe problem that ends in the flood of sewage, are defects that must always be revealed to the buyer. However, if there is a crack in the foundation of the basement through which water could escape, this does not prevent the house from being liveable and therefore, it is not obligatory on the part of the seller to comment on it.
<a href=http://lisbethherrera.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/disclosure-filtracion.jpg><img class= wp-image-695 aligncenter src=http://lisbethherrera.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/disclosure-filtracion-300x200.jpg alt= width=350 height=233   That is why it is very important to have a qualified and qualified real estate agent, to help us identify possible problems and obtain the best agreement as to the price we are paying and the quality of what we are buying.   If you are thinking of selling your property, contact me and I will be happy to inform you about the steps we must take to start the process properly and successfully!