Connecticut Seller’s Disclosure Law


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Sec. 20-327b. Residential condition reports. Exemption. Regulations.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, each person who offers residential property in the state for sale, exchange or for lease with option to buy, shall provide a written residential condition report to the prospective purchaser at any time prior to the prospective purchaser’s execution of any binder, contract to purchase, option, or lease containing a purchase option. A photocopy, duplicate original, facsimile transmission, or other exact reproduction or duplicate of the written residential condition report containing the prospective purchaser’s written receipt shall be attached to any written offer, binder or contract to purchase. A photocopy, duplicate original, facsimile transmission or other exact reproduction or duplicate of the written residential condition report containing the signatures of both seller and  purchaser, shall be attached to any agreement to purchase the property.

(b) The following shall be exempt from the provisions of this section: (1) Any transfer from one or more co-owners solely to one or more of the co-owners; (2) transfers made to the spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, child, grandparent or grandchild of the transferor where no consideration is paid; (3) transfers pursuant to an order of the court; (4) transfers of newly-constructed residential real property for which an implied warranty is provided under chapter 827; (5) transfers made by executors, administrators, trustees or conservators; (6) transfers by the federal government, any political subdivision thereof or any corporation, institution or quasi-governmental agency chartered by the federal government; (7) transfers by deed in lieu of foreclosure; (8) transfers by the state of Connecticut or any political subdivision thereof; (9) transfers of property which was the subject of a contract or option entered into prior to January 1, 1996; and (10) any transfer of property acquired by a judgment of strict foreclosure or by foreclosure by sale or by a deed in lieu of foreclosure.

(c) The provisions of this section shall apply only to transfers by sale, exchange or lease with option to buy, of residential real property consisting of not less than one nor more than four dwelling units which shall include cooperatives and condominiums, and shall apply to all transfers, with or without the assistance of a licensed real estate broker or salesperson, as defined in section 20-311.

(d) (1) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, shall, by regulations adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, prescribe the form of the written residential disclosure report required by this section and sections 20-327c to 20-327e, inclusive. The regulations shall provide that the form include information concerning municipal assessments, including, but not limited to, sewer or water charges applicable to the property. Such information shall include: (i) Whether such assessment is in effect and the amount of the assessment; (ii) whether there is an assessment on the property that has not been paid, and if so, the amount of the unpaid assessment; and (iii) to the extent of the seller’s knowledge, whether there is reason to believe that the municipality may impose an assessment in the future.

(2) Such form of the written residential disclosure report shall contain the following:

[See USLF Form CT-37014]

Sec. 20-327d. No new implied or express warranties created. Seller not required to secure inspections, tests or other methods of determining condition of property.

No provision of section 20-327b or 20-327c: (1) Shall be construed to create any new implied or express warranties on behalf of the seller of the property; or (2) shall be construed to require the seller of the property to secure inspections, tests or other methods of determining the physical conditions of the property.

(P.A. 95-311, S. 3, 5.)

History: P.A. 95-311 effective January 1, 1996.

Sec. 20-327e. Seller’s representations construed to extend to his actual knowledge only.

The representations made by the seller pursuant to section 20-327b or 20-327c shall be construed only to extend to the seller’s actual knowledge of the property and no constructive knowledge shall be imputed to the seller.

(P.A. 95-311, S. 4, 5.)

History: P.A. 95-311 effective January 1, 1996.

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