Ebola homes for sale and rent, before you do…

It’s interesting what Realtors/Real estate agents can tell their customers. Real estate agents can point out visible problems with the home…

“There’s a water spot on the ceiling.”

“This kitchen could be updated its’ from the 90’s.”

“There’s a crack running down the wall.”

With media portraying Ebola as a very real health concern, I wonder if agents, landlords, and sellers will be required to tell potential renters and buyers if there was ever Ebola in the home.

“…This is a beautiful home, why is it so cheap?”Asked the buyer and the agent responds “The last owner had Ebola, no worries though he wore a protective suit 24/7.” Hmm…

Probably not going to happen, but makes you wonder.

Florida Statute 689.25 Failure to disclose homicide, suicide, deaths, or diagnosis of HIV or AIDS infection in an occupant of real property.—

(1)(a) The fact that an occupant of real property is infected or has been infected with human immunodeficiency virus or diagnosed with acquired immune deficiency syndrome is not a material fact that must be disclosed in a real estate transaction.

(b) The fact that a property was, or was at any time suspected to have been, the site of a homicide, suicide, or death is not a material fact that must be disclosed in a real estate transaction.

(2) A cause of action shall not arise against an owner of real property, his or her agent, an agent of a transferee of real property, or a person licensed under chapter 475 for the failure to disclose to the transferee that the property was or was suspected to have been the site of a homicide, suicide, or death or that an occupant of that property was infected with human immunodeficiency virus or diagnosed with acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

 

 

 

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