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Locate specific information by State: Real Estate Death Disclosure Laws
Alabama is a Caveat emptor state. Sellers are not required to disclose any deaths or other psychologically damaging information about the property. It is the responsibility of the buyer to discover any damaging information.
The agent listing the property must disclose any known murders or suicides in the last year. In the event the agent is unaware, they are not liable.
Arizona does not require disclosure of death on a property. The state specifically list natural death,suicide, or homicide as exclusion to disclosure requirements.
Arkansas has no disclosure requirement for death on a property. The state considers "psychological impacts" on a property to be non- material for disclosure.
California has the most strict mandate, requiring disclose of all deaths in the last 3 years. This includes known natural deaths of residents.
Colorado has no disclosure requirement. This includes murder, suicide, or any other felony that may have occurred.
Connecticut considered death on a property to be a non- material fact. That means they do not require disclosure of death on a property under any circumstances.
Delaware does not consider psychological impact of a property a requirement including suicide or homicide. However, if a buyer makes a request in writing for information the seller and agent must provide.
Florida has no requirement for disclosure of death on a property. This includes disclosure of homicide or suicide.
Georgia has no requirement to disclose death. However, if a buyer ask , the homeowner has to tell the truth if known.
Hawaii does not require any disclosure of death on a property.
Idaho has no requirement for disclosure on a stigmatized property. The state does not consider murder, suicide, or criminal activity as relevant to disclosure.
Illinois does not require any non-physical defects to be disclosed. This includes death or other stigmatizing factors.
Indiana does not have a requirement of disclosure of death for a property.
Iowa does not require any disclosure of phytologically distressing events on a property. This includes murders, suicide, haunting, and paranormal activity per state statute.
Kansas has no requirement requiring disclosure of death on a property. They have no law or statue at all to address the issue, however the Kansas Association of Realtors recommends disclosure in the state.
Kentucky does not require disclosure of death on a property. If a buyer ask, however, the seller and agent must be truthful.
Louisiana has no requirement for disclosure of death on a property. The state does not require disclosure of any "fact or suspicion that a property might be physically impacted".
Maine has no law requiring disclosure of a distressed property to a buyer. In fact, an agent would need written permission from the seller to disclose the information to a buyer should they inquire.
Maryland does not require disclose of death on a property. The state excludes "homicide, suicide, accidental death , natural death , or felony" as they are not considered material facts.
Massachusetts does not require death to be disclosed. The state excludes psychologically disturbing facts. These include any sort of murder, crime, or "alleged parapsychological or supernatural phenomenon".
There is no duty to disclose death in Michigan. The state specifically list murder and suicide as examples on non-disclosure.
Minnesota do not require disclosure of death on a property. The specifically state exclusion of suicide, accidental death, natural death, or perceived paranormal activity.
Mississippi law does not require disclosure of death on a property. The state specifically list natural death, suicide, homicide, or felony crime as examples of excluded facts from disclosure.
Missouri does not require disclosure of death on a property. The state finds that psychologically impacting events are not material. These included homicide, suicide, and felonies.
Montana has no law requiring disclosure of death on a property. State law specifically prohibits suicides or felonies from being disclosed by an agent.
There is no written law whatsoever concerning disclosure of death in Nebraska. While there no law, non-disclosure could potentially leave a seller liable should issues arise.
Nevada dies not require disclosure of death on a property. The state specifically excludes homicide, suicide, and death by other means as requirements for disclosure.
New Hampshire has no requirement for disclosure of death on a property. They specifically exclude murder, felony or suicide from disclosure requirements.
New Jersey does not require disclosure of "psychologically disturbing facts", including murder and suicide. New Jersey does require disclosure if the death is intertwined with the physical condition of the home. An example would be death due to toxic mold. Death must also be disclosed if the buyer ask.
New Mexico does not require disclosure of death on a property. There is no requirement for a seller or homeowner to disclose.
New York has no requirement for disclosure of death on a property. They specifically exclude any "death, crime, or stigmatizing feature."
North Carolina has no requirement of disclosure of death on a property. The state mandate states that "death, illness, or conviction of certain crimes is not a material fact".
North Dakota is a caveat emptor state. Any facts pertaining to stigmatized events are not required to be disclosed. Agents can only disclose with permission of the seller.
Ohio has no requirement for disclosure of death for property. The state does not consider death , suicide or homicide as material issues and there does not require disclosure.
Oklahoma does not require disclosure of death on an property. The state considers murder or suicide a stigmatizing fact, and does not consider it material fact.
Oregon does not require discloser of death on a property. The state specifies deaths and violent crimes as facts that "do not adversely affect the physical condition" of a property.
Pennsylvania supreme court ruled in Milliken v Jacano that psychological stigma is not considered a material defect. Since this ruling, agents and sellers are not required to disclose death on property.
Rhode Island does not require the disclosure of death on property. The state does not consider death , crimes, or murders to be material fact requiring disclosure.
South Carolina does not require disclosure of Death on a property. The state specifically prevents homeowners from being liable for disclosure of any psychologically stigmatizing facts.
South Dakota does require disclosure of death on a property. Sellers must disclose any homicides, suicides, or felonies that occurred within the last 12 months.
Tennessee does not require disclosure of death on a property. The state excludes any facts that "have no effect on the physical structure of the property". This includes death and suicide.
Texas does not require any disclosure of death on a property. The state excludes facts "unrelated to the condition" of the property form a disclosure requirement.
Utah has no requirement for disclosure of death on a property.
There is no explicit law requiring disclosure of death on a property in Vermont. There is, however, a clause that states that "facts a licensee reasonably believes may directly impact the future use or value of the property". This could be interpreted to assume a murder or crime may need to be disclosed.
The State of Virginia does not require disclosure of death on a property. The state does not require disclosure of any deaths, including murders or suicide.
Washington state does not require disclosure of death on a property.
West Virginia does not have a law requiring disclosure of death on a property. The state does not consider death to be a material fact requiring disclosure.
Wisconsin is a caveat emptor state with no requirement to disclose death on a property. It is the buyers responsibility to discover any facts which may impact the value of the home.
Wyoming does not require the disclosure of death on a property .