Failure to Disclose

Seller Responsibilities

Disclosures are designed to help buyers make informed decisions about purchasing a home or property. According to Florida law, in most cases sellers must disclose any facts or conditions about a property that has a substantial impact on its value or desirability and that others cannot easily see for themselves. However, sellers of Florida homes or properties are not held responsible for defects of which they have no actual knowledge. Failure to disclose any latent issues of which the seller was aware may result in serious legal consequences. Ansbacher Law’s experienced real estate attorneys can provide invaluable advice concerning all necessary seller disclosures and protect our clients against any future claims. We can ensure all property defects subject to disclosure have been made while preserving your ability to sell your home at fair market value.

Buyer Responsibilities

A physical home inspection will not reveal many of the property’s potentially serious defects. When buying a home, it is important for the buyer to perform due diligence by obtaining a real estate attorney to review the chain of title for the property and ensure no defects exist before closing. Ansbacher Law can perform a thorough title search for a buyer’s prospective home, informing buyers of any latent title or property defects as early as possible, including deed fraud, legal description errors, tax liens, and mortgage assignment issues.

Barry Ansbacher, managing partner at Ansbacher Law, has more than 28 years of Florida real estate law experience. He is the only attorney in North Florida who is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in both real estate law and construction law.

Call Ansbacher Law today at 904-737-4600 for more information or to schedule a consultation.

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