When you decide to sell your home, it can be stressful. This is exacerbated when you have a timeline that you are trying to meet. In fact, it can be so stressful that you are looking for ways to help the deal close faster. It may lead you as a homeowner, to tell a little white lie here and there to get the job done but there are some things that just aren’t wise to lie about when selling your home. JMark Inspections is here to talk about some things you have to give a full disclosure on when you are trying to sell your home.
If your home has a history of pest problems, it is something that you are required to disclose when selling the home. If you don’t tell them, you could be facing a big lawsuit later when they find that there is a pest infestation of some kind. Some of the pests that fall under this category include: rodents, bats, bedbugs, termites and cockroaches.
Lead-Based Paint Disclosure
When you are selling a house that was built before 1978, you will be required to disclose your knowledge of any lead-based paint. You may or may not know if there was ever any lead-based paint used on the house, but your realtor will give you the form that is required to disclose this information. If you honestly don’t know, you will be able to put that answer.
Selling House After Remodeling Without Permits
If there was any remodeling done that you didn’t get a permit for, you will need to disclose that information as well. It is better to be upfront and honest about that, because you will get busted every time you try and lie about this. There are records on your home and when remodeling is done without a permit, these records will show that.
Damage from a Leaking Roof
Any prospective buyer will need to know if you have any knowledge of roof damage, leaks or water damage on the property. It is best to be upfront about this information, because the truth will likely be uncovered during the home inspection if you aren’t.
Stigmatized Property for Sale
Many states require you disclose any information you may have about certain events that have occurred on the property when selling the home. If there was a crime committed there, cult activity, suicide or any other unpleasant events have happened, you may or may not have to let future buyers know about it.
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At JMark Inspections, we know it can be stressful to sell your home. This is why we recommend having an inspection performed by our team of professionals before you list your home. We will be able to put your mind at ease and uncover any potential problems so that you can get them taken care of before you go under contract with a buyer. This can eliminate a good deal of stress that comes from the selling process. Call us today!