What if your home seller refuses to give you a disclosure form

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If he has the uk canada goose obligation to disclose, but doesn’t, and you find something wrong with the house, the state statute might give you the right to get reimbursed for out of pocket expenses or other fees you incurred if you canceled the deal. These might include the cost of a radon inspection, for example, if that comes up as a key issue.

But that’s not how all states operate. In other states, if a buyer closes without getting a seller disclosure, the buyer won’t get the protections that would be afforded to the buyer under the seller disclosure laws.

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