Sellers Disclosure Packet for a Real Estate Sale

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Below is a list of the forms that comprise the Sellers Disclosure packet for a real estate transaction in San Diego CountyIf you are in a different part of California or the United States, request a customized Sellers Disclosure packet for your zip code.

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Background on the Sellers Disclosure Packet:

California, local and federal laws mandate most of the disclosures required in a real estate sale. Some laws specify the precise format of questioning, including font size and type. If you find completing the forms to be boring and time-consuming, you are not alone. On average, it takes between a half hour and an hour to complete them.  

While boring, disclosures protect you from claims. If you are unsure whether to disclose an item, disclose. Things you perceive as insignificant may be perceived differently by a buyer. If you do not understand a question, consult a real estate attorney. Here's a list of what's included in the seller disclosure packet. We highly recommend sellers complete these disclosures immediately after listing and show to buyers prior to buyers submitting offers.

The links below are provided for your information only. If you're working with Home Bay, we'll send you these documents to complete and sign (and will answer any questions you have along the way!).

General Documents for all California Transactions

Documents to be Included if Buyer has an Agent:

Documents to be Included if Seller has an Agent:

Disclosures to be Included if There is a Tenant in the Property:

  • Lease between seller and the tenant

Disclosures to be Included in New Construction:

Disclosures to be Included if There is an HOA (usually ordered by escrow company):

  • CC&Rs, bylaws, rules, and regulations of the homeowners' association 
  • Any special restrictions affecting properties in your association, such as parking, pets, or rental of the unit 
  • Recent association financial statements and budgets
  • Pending or threatened litigation against the HOA
  • The last 12 months of meeting minutes
  • The amount and use of monthly association and maintenance fees
  • Current and planned special assessments against the property by the HOA
  • Contact information for the HOA

Disclosures to be Included Specific to the City of San Diego:

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