Georgia Real Estate Disclosure Requirements
There are two primary disclosure requirements in Georgia. Click the links below to learn more about each and how to obtain the correct forms.
- Georgia Property Disclosure Statement
- Federal Lead-Based Paint Disclosures and Pamphlet (if built before 1978)
You May Also Need to Complete One or More of These Disclosures:
- Georgia Community Association Disclosure
- Georgia Local Area Disclosures
- Federal Real Estate Disclosures
Requirements When Buying a Property:
Do I Need to Provide Disclosures?
While Georgia doesn't require a disclosure form like many other states, it does require that the seller disclose any material defects that would not be discovered by the buyer upon a reasonable inspection.
It's best to be open and honest about the material defects and use the disclosure statement that we can provide you to help achieve this.
What if I Am Selling the Home "As Is"?
Selling "As Is" is meant to indicate that you are not doing any repairs. It is not used as a way to avoid disclosing material defects that would not be discovered by the buyer.
What About Questions From Buyers?
Georgia Code 44-1-16 requires that sellers must truthfully answer all questions posed by buyers, with exceptions related to state or federal fair housing laws.
When Should I Provide These Disclosures?
Before accepting an offer. One way to ensure you comply with the law is to complete the disclosures, upload them to your flat fee MLS listing, and require that they are returned signed with the initial offer.
If you choose to have homecoin.com list your home on the MLS for a flat fee then we will add your disclosures to your MLS listing upon activation.
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