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709.02

709.02 Disclosure.

709.02(1)

(1) In regard to transfers described in s. 709.01, the owner of the property shall furnish, not later than 10 days after acceptance of a contract of sale or option contract, to the prospective buyer of the property a completed copy of the report under s. 709.03, subject to s. 709.035, except that the owner may substitute for any entry information supplied by a licensed engineer, land surveyor or structural pest control operator or by an individual who is a qualified 3rd party, as defined in s. 452.23 (2) (b), or by a contractor about matters within the scope of the contractor's occupation if the information is in writing and is furnished on time and if the entry to which it relates is identified and except that the owner may substitute for any entry information supplied by a public agency, as defined in s. 66.0825 (3) (h). Information that substitutes for an entry on the report under s. 709.03 and that is supplied by a person specified in this section may be submitted and certified on a supplemental report prepared by the person, as long as the information otherwise satisfies the requirements under this section. A prospective buyer who does not receive a report within the 10 days may, within 2 business days after the end of that 10-day period, rescind the contract of sale or option contract by delivering a written notice of recision to the owner or to the owner's agent.

709.02(2)

(2) In regard to a transfer of a condominium unit, as defined in s. 703.02 (15), the owner shall furnish, in addition to and at the same time as the information required under sub. (1), all the following information as an addendum to the real estate condition report under s. 709.03:

709.02(2)(a)

(a) The name of the condominium and the date the condominium was created by recording condominium instruments with the register of deeds under s. 703.07; the unit number of the property offered for sale; and the name, address, and telephone number of the seller or the seller's agent.

709.02(2)(b)

(b) The name and address of the condominium association; a statement specifying whether the association is self-managed or has hired or retained management; and the name, address, and telephone number of the individual who may be contacted as a representative of the association regarding the sale, in particular, or the condominium, in general.

709.02(2)(c)

(c) The amount of current condominium assessments, fees, special assessments, or other charges for which a unit owner is responsible and whether the current charges for the unit have been paid.

709.02(2)(d)

(d) A copy of the executive summary required under s. 703.33 (1) (h).

709.02 - ANNOT.

History: 1991 a. 162; 1995 a. 180; 1999 a. 150 s. 672; 2003 a. 283.

709.02 - ANNOT.

Note: 2003 Wis. Act 283, which affected this section, contains extensive explanatory notes.

709.02 - ANNOT.

There is nothing in s. 709.02 or 709.03 that requires a seller to provide details of specific safety and health hazards associated with any property defect. Sellers of real estate are required to disclose general descriptions of potential defects in the property. In the case of a natural gas pipeline, ch. 709 does not require a seller to disclose all potential problems that could foreseeably arise as a result of the pipeline's presence. Hoekstra v. Guardian Pipeline, LLC, 2006 WI App 245, 298 Wis. 2d 165, 726 N.W.2d 648, 03-2809.

709.02 - ANNOT.

Residential Real Property Disclosure Duties. Hinkston. Wis. Law. May, 2002.

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Wisconsin > 709 > 709.02

709.02

709.02 Disclosure.

709.02(1)

(1) In regard to transfers described in s. 709.01, the owner of the property shall furnish, not later than 10 days after acceptance of a contract of sale or option contract, to the prospective buyer of the property a completed copy of the report under s. 709.03, subject to s. 709.035, except that the owner may substitute for any entry information supplied by a licensed engineer, land surveyor or structural pest control operator or by an individual who is a qualified 3rd party, as defined in s. 452.23 (2) (b), or by a contractor about matters within the scope of the contractor's occupation if the information is in writing and is furnished on time and if the entry to which it relates is identified and except that the owner may substitute for any entry information supplied by a public agency, as defined in s. 66.0825 (3) (h). Information that substitutes for an entry on the report under s. 709.03 and that is supplied by a person specified in this section may be submitted and certified on a supplemental report prepared by the person, as long as the information otherwise satisfies the requirements under this section. A prospective buyer who does not receive a report within the 10 days may, within 2 business days after the end of that 10-day period, rescind the contract of sale or option contract by delivering a written notice of recision to the owner or to the owner's agent.

709.02(2)

(2) In regard to a transfer of a condominium unit, as defined in s. 703.02 (15), the owner shall furnish, in addition to and at the same time as the information required under sub. (1), all the following information as an addendum to the real estate condition report under s. 709.03:

709.02(2)(a)

(a) The name of the condominium and the date the condominium was created by recording condominium instruments with the register of deeds under s. 703.07; the unit number of the property offered for sale; and the name, address, and telephone number of the seller or the seller's agent.

709.02(2)(b)

(b) The name and address of the condominium association; a statement specifying whether the association is self-managed or has hired or retained management; and the name, address, and telephone number of the individual who may be contacted as a representative of the association regarding the sale, in particular, or the condominium, in general.

709.02(2)(c)

(c) The amount of current condominium assessments, fees, special assessments, or other charges for which a unit owner is responsible and whether the current charges for the unit have been paid.

709.02(2)(d)

(d) A copy of the executive summary required under s. 703.33 (1) (h).

709.02 - ANNOT.

History: 1991 a. 162; 1995 a. 180; 1999 a. 150 s. 672; 2003 a. 283.

709.02 - ANNOT.

Note: 2003 Wis. Act 283, which affected this section, contains extensive explanatory notes.

709.02 - ANNOT.

There is nothing in s. 709.02 or 709.03 that requires a seller to provide details of specific safety and health hazards associated with any property defect. Sellers of real estate are required to disclose general descriptions of potential defects in the property. In the case of a natural gas pipeline, ch. 709 does not require a seller to disclose all potential problems that could foreseeably arise as a result of the pipeline's presence. Hoekstra v. Guardian Pipeline, LLC, 2006 WI App 245, 298 Wis. 2d 165, 726 N.W.2d 648, 03-2809.

709.02 - ANNOT.

Residential Real Property Disclosure Duties. Hinkston. Wis. Law. May, 2002.

State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Wisconsin > 709 > 709.02

709.02

709.02 Disclosure.

709.02(1)

(1) In regard to transfers described in s. 709.01, the owner of the property shall furnish, not later than 10 days after acceptance of a contract of sale or option contract, to the prospective buyer of the property a completed copy of the report under s. 709.03, subject to s. 709.035, except that the owner may substitute for any entry information supplied by a licensed engineer, land surveyor or structural pest control operator or by an individual who is a qualified 3rd party, as defined in s. 452.23 (2) (b), or by a contractor about matters within the scope of the contractor's occupation if the information is in writing and is furnished on time and if the entry to which it relates is identified and except that the owner may substitute for any entry information supplied by a public agency, as defined in s. 66.0825 (3) (h). Information that substitutes for an entry on the report under s. 709.03 and that is supplied by a person specified in this section may be submitted and certified on a supplemental report prepared by the person, as long as the information otherwise satisfies the requirements under this section. A prospective buyer who does not receive a report within the 10 days may, within 2 business days after the end of that 10-day period, rescind the contract of sale or option contract by delivering a written notice of recision to the owner or to the owner's agent.

709.02(2)

(2) In regard to a transfer of a condominium unit, as defined in s. 703.02 (15), the owner shall furnish, in addition to and at the same time as the information required under sub. (1), all the following information as an addendum to the real estate condition report under s. 709.03:

709.02(2)(a)

(a) The name of the condominium and the date the condominium was created by recording condominium instruments with the register of deeds under s. 703.07; the unit number of the property offered for sale; and the name, address, and telephone number of the seller or the seller's agent.

709.02(2)(b)

(b) The name and address of the condominium association; a statement specifying whether the association is self-managed or has hired or retained management; and the name, address, and telephone number of the individual who may be contacted as a representative of the association regarding the sale, in particular, or the condominium, in general.

709.02(2)(c)

(c) The amount of current condominium assessments, fees, special assessments, or other charges for which a unit owner is responsible and whether the current charges for the unit have been paid.

709.02(2)(d)

(d) A copy of the executive summary required under s. 703.33 (1) (h).

709.02 - ANNOT.

History: 1991 a. 162; 1995 a. 180; 1999 a. 150 s. 672; 2003 a. 283.

709.02 - ANNOT.

Note: 2003 Wis. Act 283, which affected this section, contains extensive explanatory notes.

709.02 - ANNOT.

There is nothing in s. 709.02 or 709.03 that requires a seller to provide details of specific safety and health hazards associated with any property defect. Sellers of real estate are required to disclose general descriptions of potential defects in the property. In the case of a natural gas pipeline, ch. 709 does not require a seller to disclose all potential problems that could foreseeably arise as a result of the pipeline's presence. Hoekstra v. Guardian Pipeline, LLC, 2006 WI App 245, 298 Wis. 2d 165, 726 N.W.2d 648, 03-2809.

709.02 - ANNOT.

Residential Real Property Disclosure Duties. Hinkston. Wis. Law. May, 2002.

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