Do I Need To Disclose A Leaky Deck When Selling A Home?

When selling a house, California law requires you to fill out a Transfer Disclosure Statement, or TDS. It is via this form that you must disclose anything which materially impacts value or desirability, a rather broad and inclusive requirement. Failing to disclose problems, or under-disclosing them, is the number one reason for real estate lawsuits in California.

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If The Deck Is Leaking, You Must Disclose

A leaking roof deck is something which will undoubtedly affect both the value and desirability of the home, so it is crucial that this be disclosed in the TDS. Of course, leaking roof decks can cause other damage to the home as well, including rot in the walls. Savvy buyers will hire a professional home inspector to look for other damage – if they find any, it could seriously impact the value of your home.

Disclose If There Is A Chronic Problem

If your roof deck isn’t currently leaking, but has exhibited a chronic or recurring problem, you should definitely disclose this to the potential buyer. While they may not realize the issue right away, they will eventually find out and may pursue legal action against you for failing to disclose the issue.

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A Simple Solution

Of course, there is a very easy way to prevent the headache of disclosing a leaky roof deck – keep it in good repair! When you choose DeckTech, Inc. to seal your roof deck, you can trust that the job will be done right, and will last for years to come.

If you are buying or selling a home with a roof deck, you should also contact our San Luis Obispo deck contractors to perform a free deck assessment. We can identify any potential problems, allowing buyers to purchase with confidence, and helping buyers make sure they are disclosing all necessary information.

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