South Carolina Property Disclosure

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY CONDITION
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

The South Carolina Code of Laws (Title 27, Chapter 50, Article 1) requires that an owner of residential real property (single family dwelling unit or a single transaction involving transfer of four dwelling units or less) shall provide to a purchaser this completed and signed disclosure statement prior to forming a real estate contract. This disclosure must be provided in connection with any sale, exchange, installment land sale, and lease with an option to purchase contract. This disclosure statement is not required in connection with transactions listed and exempted by South Carolina Code

Section § 27-50-30.

Owners should answer the questions fully, honestly, and appropriately by attaching documents, checking a box for each check box question, and writing in the blanks on this disclosure statement.

If a question is answered “yes” or asks for a description, then owner must explain or describe the issue or attach a descriptive report from an engineer, contractor, pest control operator, expert, or public agency. If owner attaches a report, owner shall not be liable for inaccurate or incomplete information in the report unless owner was grossly negligent in obtaining or transmitting the information. If owner fails to check “yes” or make a disclosure and owner knows there is a problem, owner may be liable for making an intentional or negligent misrepresentation and may owe the purchaser actual damages, court costs, and attorney fees. If a question is answered “no” for any question, the owner is stating that owner has no actual knowledge of any problem.

If a question is answered “no representation” for any question, owner is stating that owner is making no representation regarding the conditions or characteristics of the property, but owner still may have a duty to disclose information that is known or should have been known.

If a question is answered and subsequently new information is obtained or something changes to render the owner’s answer incorrect, inaccurate, or misleading (example: roof begins to leak), owner must promptly correct the disclosure. In some situations, the owner may notify the purchaser of the correction. In some situations, the owner may correct or repair the issue.

If owner is assisted in the sale of property by a real estate licensee, owner remains solely responsible for completing and delivering this disclosure statement to the purchaser. The real estate licensee must disclose material facts about the property if the real estate licensee knows or reasonably

should have known about the issue, regardless of owner responses on this disclosure. Owner is solely responsible to complete this disclosure as truthfully and fully as possible. Owner and purchasers are solely responsible to consult with their attorneys regarding any disclosure issues. By signing below, owners acknowledge their duties and that failure to disclose known material information about the property may result in owner liability.

Owner must provide the completed disclosure statement to the purchaser prior to the time the owner and purchaser sign a real estate contract unless the real estate contract states otherwise. Owner should provide a signed copy to the purchaser and keep a copy signed by the purchaser.

A real estate contract, not this disclosure, controls what property transfers from owner to purchaser.

Property Address (including unit # or identifier)

Owner: (____) (____) Purchaser (____) (____) acknowledge receipt of a copy of this page which is page 1 of 5.

REV: 7/2013 II. ROOF, CHIMNEYS, FLOORS, FOUNDATION, BASEMENT, AND OTHER STRUCTURAL

COMPONENTS AND MODIFICATIONS OF THESE STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS

Yes No No Representation

  1. Roof system …………………………………..
  2. Gutter system …………………………………
  3. Foundation, slab, fireplaces, chimneys, wood stoves, floors, basement, windows, driveway, storm windows/screens, doors, ceilings, interior walls, exterior walls, sheds, attached garage, carport, patio, deck, walkways, fencing, or other structural components including modifications ……………………………..
  4. Approximate year that current roof covering was installed or modified:_______. Approximate year structure was built:_____________
  5. During your ownership, describe any known roof system leaks and repairs:__________________________________________

Owner: (____) (____) Purchaser (____) (____) acknowledge receipt of a copy of this page which is page 2 of 5.

  1. WATER SUPPLY AND SANITARY SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM Yes No – No Representation
  2. Water supply
  3. Water quality
  4. Water pressure
  5. Sanitary sewage disposal system for any waste water

Apply this question below and the three answer choices to the numbered issues (1-14) on this disclosure.

As owner, do you have any actual knowledge of any problem(s)* concerning?

*Problem includes present defects, malfunctions, damages, conditions, or characteristics.

  1. Describe water supply County City Private Corporate Community Well Other__________
  2. Describe water disposal Septic Sewer Private Corporate Government Other__________________
  3. Describe water pipes PEX Copper PVC/CPVC Polybutylene Steel Other/Unknown___________

III. PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL, HEATING, COOLING, AND OTHER MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

Yes No No Representation

  1. Plumbing system (pipes, fixtures, water heater, disposal, softener, plumbing components)
  2. Electrical system (wiring, panel, fixtures, A/V wiring, outlets, switches, electrical components)
  3. Appliances (range, stove, ovens, dishwasher, refrigerator, washer, dryer, other appliances)
  4. Built-in systems and fixtures (fans, irrigation, pool, security, lighting, A/V, other)
  5. Mechanical systems (pumps, garage door opener, filtration, energy equipment, safety, other)
  6. Heating system(s) (HVAC components) ……
  7. Cooling system(s) (HVAC components) ….A. Describe any known present wood problems caused by termites, insects, wood destroying organisms, dry rot or fungus:
  8. Describe any termite/pest treatment, coverage to property, name of provider, and termite bond (if any)
  9. Describe any known present pest infestations:
  10. PRESENT OR PAST INFESTATION OF WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS OR ORGANISMS OR DRY ROT OR FUNGUS, THE DAMAGE FROM WHICH HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED
  11. THE ZONING LAWS, RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS, BUILDING CODES, AND OTHER LAND USE RESTRICTIONS AFFECTING THE REAL PROPERTY, ANY ENCROACHMENTS OF THE REAL PROPERTY FROM OR TO ADJACENT REAL PROPERTY, AND NOTICE FROM A GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY AFFECTING THIS REAL PROPERTY

Owner: (____) (____) Purchaser (____) (____) acknowledge receipt of a copy of this page which is page 3 of 5.

  1. Describe Cooling System Central Ductless Heat Pump Window Other__________________________
  2. Describe Heating System Central Ductless Heat Pump Furnace Other__________________________
  3. Describe HVAC Power Oil Gas Electric Solar Other__________________________
  4. Describe HVAC system approximate age and any other HVAC system(s): __________
  5. Describe any green energy, recycling, sustainability or disability features for the property:_________
  6. Describe any Department of Motor Vehicles titled manufactured housing on the property:_________

Apply this question below and the three answer choices to the numbered issues (15-23) on this disclosure.

As owner, do you have any actual knowledge or notice concerning the following:

Yes No No Representation

  1. Violations or variances of the following: zoning laws, restrictive covenants, building codes, permits or other land use restrictions affecting the real property
  2. Easements (access, conservation, utility, other), party walls, shared private driveway, private roads, released mineral rights, or encroachments from or to adjacent real property
  3. Legal actions, claims, foreclosures, bankruptcies, tenancies, judgments, tax liens, other liens, insurance issues, or governmental actions that could affect title to the property
  4. Room additions or structural changes to the property during your ownership
  5. Problems caused by fire, smoke, or water to the property during your ownership
  6. Drainage, soil stability, atmosphere, or underground problems affecting the property
  7. Erosion or erosion control affecting the property
  8. Flood hazards, wetlands, or flood hazard designations affecting the property
  9. Flood insurance covering the property…………………………………………………………………………………..VI. BURIED, UNBURIED, OR COVERED PRESENCE OF THE FOLLOWING: LEAD BASED PAINT, LEAD HAZARDS, ASBESTOS, RADON GAS,METHANE GAS, STORAGE TANKS, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, TOXIC MATERIALS, OR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION
  10. Describe any known property environmental contamination problems from construction, repair, cleaning, furnishing, intrusion, operating, toxic mold, methamphetamine production, lead based paint, lead hazards, asbestos, radon gas, methane gas, formaldehyde, corrosion-causing sheetrock, storage tanks, hazardous materials, toxic materials, environmental contamination, or other: __________________________

VII. EXISTENCE OF A RENTAL, RENTAL MANAGEMENT, VACATION RENTAL, OR OTHER LEASE CONTRACT ANTICIPATED TO BE IN PLACE ON

THE PROPERTY AT THE TIME OF CLOSING

VIII. THE EXISTENCE OF A METER CONSERVATION CHARGE, AS PERMITTED BY SECTION 58-37-50 THAT APPLIES TO ELECTRICITY OR

NATURAL GAS SERVICE TO THE PROPERTY

  1. Describe any utility company financed or leased property on the real property: ________________________________________
  2. Describe known delinquent charges for real property’s gas, electric, water, sewer, and garbage: ______________________________
  3. PLEASE USE THE SPACE BELOW FOR “YES” ANSWER EXPLANATIONS AND ATTACH ANY ADDITIONAL SHEETS OR RELEVANT DOCUMENTS

AS NEEDED _________________________________________________________

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Owner: (____) (____) Purchaser (____) (____) acknowledge receipt of a copy of this page which is page 4 of 5.

  1. Describe the lease terms and any leasing problems, if any: _________________________

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  1. State the name and contact information for any property management company involved (if any): ____________________________
  2. Describe known outstanding charges owed by tenant for gas, electric, water, sewer, and garbage: _____________________________

This disclosure does not limit the obligation of the purchaser to inspect the property and improvements which are the subject of the real estate contract. Purchaser is solely responsible for conducting their own off site conditions and psychologically affected property inspections prior to entering into a real estate contract. The real estate licensees (acting as listing or selling agents, or other) have no duty to inspect the onsite or off site conditions of the property and improvements. Purchasers should review all applicable documents (covenants, conditions, restrictions, bylaws, deeds, and similar documents) prior to entering into any legal agreements including any contract. The South Carolina Code of Laws describes the Residential Property Condition Disclosure Statement requirements and exemptions at § 27-50-10 (and following) which can be read online

(www.scstatehouse.gov or other websites).

Current status of property or factors which may affect the closing:

Owner acknowledges having read, completed, and received a copy of this Residential Property Condition Disclosure Statement before signing and that all information is true and correct as of the date signed.

Owner Signature: _______________________Date: ______Time:_____________

Owner Printed Name: ________________________________________________

Owner Signature: ________________________Date: _______Time:_____________

Owner Printed Name: ________________________________

Purchaser Signature: _____________________Date: ______Time:_____________

Purchaser Printed Name: ______________________________________________

Purchaser Signature: _____________________Date: _____Time:_____________

Purchaser Printed Name: ______________________________________________

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Contact Info

Julie Martin

J Bella Realty
317 Magnolia Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
Cell: 404- 281-1755
julie@jbellarealty.com