Aug 13 2014
In Arizona, can the seller of a real estate property be liable for the failure to disclose that the property being transferred has been the site of a homicide or located in the vicinity of sex offender?
Generally no. Arizona law expressly provides no criminal, civil or administrative action may be brought against the transferor or the landlord for failing to disclose information to the buyer or the tenant that the property was the site of a homicide or located in the vicinity of a sex offender. However, if asked specifically about this and the seller or landlord has knowledge but fails to disclose it, the seller or landlord may be liable to the buyer or the lessee. In a real estate transaction, when the seller is asked a question that fairly calls for disclosure of a material fact, the seller may commit fraud by concealing the truth or otherwise answering in a manner deliberately calculated to mislead.
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