565.957. Form for disclosures (TRW note: This is NOT an exact copy of the form, the Appliances/Systems/Services section has been removed & format has been altered from the original due to downloading issues on the internet, however Content has not been altered. See a Real Estate Agent for the actual form)

 

Sec. 7. (1) The disclosures required by this act shall be made on the following form:

 

SELLER’S DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

Property Address: ____________________________________

Street

__________________________ Michigan

City, Village, or Township

Purpose of Statement: This statement is a disclosure of the condition of the property in compliance with the seller disclosure act. This statement is a disclosure of the condition and information concerning the property, known by the seller. Unless otherwise advised, the seller does not possess any expertise in construction, architecture, engineering, or any other specific area related to the construction or condition of the improvements on the property or the land. Also, unless otherwise advised, the seller has not conducted any inspection of generally inaccessible areas such as the foundation or roof. This statement is not a warranty of any kind by the seller or by any agent representing the seller in this transaction, and is not a substitute for any inspections or warranties the buyer may wish to obtain.

 

Seller’s Disclosure: The seller discloses the following information with the knowledge that even though this is not a warranty, the seller specifically makes the following representations based on the seller’s knowledge at the signing of this document. Upon receiving this statement from the seller, the seller’s agent is required to provide a copy to the buyer or the agent of the buyer. The seller authorizes its agent(s) to provide a copy of this statement to any prospective buyer in connection with any actual or anticipated sale of property. The following are representations made solely by the seller and are not the representations of the seller’s agent(s), if any. This information is a disclosure only and is not intended to be a part of any contract between buyer and seller.

 

Instructions to the Seller: (1) Answer ALL questions. (2) Report known conditions affecting the property. (3) Attach additional pages with your signature if additional space is required. (4) Complete this form yourself. (5) If some items do not apply to your property, check NOT AVAILABLE. If you do not know the facts, check UNKNOWN. FAILURE TO PROVIDE A PURCHASER WITH A SIGNED DISCLOSURE STATEMENT WILL ENABLE A PURCHASER TO TERMINATE AN OTHERWISE BINDING PURCHASE AGREEMENT.

Property conditions, improvements & additional information:

  1. Basement/crawl space: Has there been evidence of water?

yes ____ no ____

If yes, please explain: ___________________________________________________

2. Insulation: Describe, if known ____________________________________________

Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI) is installed?

unknown ____ yes ____ no ____

3. Roof: Leaks? yes ____ no ____

Approximate age if known __________________________________________________

4. Well: Type of well (depth/diameter, age, and repair history, if known):

Has the water been tested? yes ____ no ____

If yes, date of last report/results: ______________________________________

5. Septic tanks/drain fields: Condition, if known: ___________________________

6. Heating System: Type/approximate age: _____________________________________

7. Plumbing system: Type: copper _____ galvanized _____ other _____

Any known problems? _______________________________________________________

8. Electrical system: Any known problems? ____________________________________

9. History of infestation, if any: (termites, carpenter ants, etc.) __________

10. Environmental Problems: Are you aware of any substances, materials, or products that may be an environmental
hazard such as, but not limited to, asbestos, radon gas, formaldehyde, lead-based paint, fuel or chemical storage tanks and contaminated soil on the property?

unknown ____ yes ____ no ____

If yes, please explain: ___________________________________________________

  1. Flood insurance: Do you have flood insurance on the property?

unknown ____ yes ____ no ____

  1. Mineral rights: Do you own the mineral rights?

unknown ____ yes ____ no ____

 

 

 

 

Other Items: Are you aware of any of the following:

 

1. Features of the property shared in common with the adjoining landowners,

such as walls, fences, roads and driveways, or other features whose use or responsibility for maintenance may have an effect on the property?
unknown ____ yes ______ no _______

2. Any encroachments, easements, zoning violations, or nonconforming uses?

unknown ____ yes ______ no _______

3. Any "common areas" (facilities like pools, tennis courts, walkways, or

other areas co-owned with others), or a homeowners’ association that has any authority over the property?
unknown ____ yes ______ no _______

4. Structural modifications, alterations, or repairs made without necessary

permits or licensed contractors?
unknown ____ yes ______ no _______

5. Settling, flooding, drainage, structural, or grading problems?

unknown ____ yes ______ no _______

6. Major damage to the property from fire, wind, floods, or landslides?

unknown ____ yes ______ no _______

7. Any underground storage tanks?

unknown ____ yes ______ no ______

8. Farm or farm operation in the vicinity; or proximity to a landfill,

airport, shooting range, etc.?

unknown ____ yes ______ no _______

9. Any outstanding utility assessments or fees, including any natural gas

main extension surcharge?

unknown ____ yes ______ no _______

  1. Any outstanding municipal assessments or fees?

unknown ____ yes ______ no _______

11. Any pending litigation that could affect the property or the seller’s

right to convey the property?
unknown ____ yes ______ no _______

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, please explain. Attach additional sheets, if necessary: ______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

 

 

The seller has lived in the residence on the property from __________ (date) to __________ (date). The seller has owned the property since __________ (date). The seller has indicated above the condition of all the items based on information known to the seller. If any changes occur in the structural/mechanical/appliance systems of this property from the date of this form to the date of closing, seller will immediately disclose the changes to buyer. In no event shall the parties hold the broker liable for any representations not directly made by the broker or broker’s agent.

 

 

Seller certifies that the information in this statement is true and correct to the best of seller’s knowledge as of the date of seller’s signature.

 

 

BUYER SHOULD OBTAIN PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND INSPECTIONS OF THE PROPERTY TO MORE FULLY DETERMINE THE CONDITION OF THE PROPERTY.

 

BUYERS ARE ADVISED THAT CERTAIN INFORMATION COMPILED PURSUANT TO THE SEX OFFENDERS REGISTRATION ACT, 1994 PA 295, MCL 28.721 TO 28.732, IS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. BUYERS SEEKING THAT INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT DIRECTLY.

 

BUYER IS ADVISED THAT THE STATE EQUALIZED VALUE OF THE PROPERTY, PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE EXEMPTION INFORMATION, AND OTHER REAL PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FROM THE APPROPRIATE LOCAL ASSESSOR’S OFFICE. BUYER SHOULD NOT ASSUME THAT BUYER’S FUTURE TAX BILLS ON THE PROPERTY WILL BE THE SAME AS THE SELLER’S PRESENT TAX BILLS. UNDER MICHIGAN LAW, REAL PROPERTY TAX OBLIGATIONS CAN CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY WHEN PROPERTY IS TRANSFERRED.

 

Seller ____________________________ Date ______________________________

Seller ____________________________ Date ______________________________

Buyer has read and acknowledges receipt of this statement.

 

 

Buyer ________________________ Date _______________ Time: ______________

Buyer ________________________ Date _______________ Time: ______________

(2) A form described in subsection (1) printed before March 8, 2000 that was in compliance with this section at that time may be utilized and shall be considered in compliance with this section until June 6, 2000.