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What are the mandatory disclosures for the sales of residential real estate in California?

Chino Hills, CA |

I know there is a lead paint disclosure; are there any others?

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Here is a link to a booklet provided by the CA Department of Real Estate:

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The DRE publishes a guide that describes the disclosures.
If you are selling your house, you should really use a broker or agent, or an organization that helps people sell their houses on their own. The small fee involved is probably worth it.


As my colleagues note, there are a plethora of disclosures required, as set forth under the DRE guidelines. Basically, any "material" fact regarding the property must be disclosed. I'm just wondering why you are asking. Are you the buyer or the seller or the agent?

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Hi; I will be on both sides--I'm an investor. This is a private sale so no agents are involved.