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The law of disclosure of a suicide on property?

  • April 25 2010 - North Scottsdale
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By the law the discosure of suicide on the property is not a requirement, but you can do your own research if you would like. 
  • March 27 2014
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By law, one does not have to disclose a suicide or any other type of death in a property. Would a person one to disclose it? That is a matter of personal choice. I would err on the safe side as a broker and disclose such a material fact.
  • March 13 2014
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You  MUST disclose any material fact about a property.

Failure to do so can bring way ore trouble down the line!!!


Kawain Payne, Realtor
  • February 13 2013
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In Arizona it is not required to disclose a suicide on a property.  However I know some agents have disclosed this as a matter of personal choice.
  • July 18 2010
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Disclosure of a death is apparently not required at all in Colorado from what I read here. They laws vary form state to state. Most houses are not negatively affected by deaths that occur in them and you will not have to disclose it to your future buyer.
  • July 06 2010
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I purchase a house in Co in 2008 and just found out there was a suicide that happened in 2005.  Did the seller have to disclose this at the time of sale?
  • July 06 2010
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Hi kthtuller,

You might want to post your question as a new question, that will increase your chance of someone giving you an answer.

Hi borninphx,

I think in some states natural death or suicides are not necessary to disclose, and in others even murders are not necessay to disclose.

You should ask your agent. But, I think if a buyer asks about it, one should tell the truth.


In CA you need to disclose a death on the property in the last 3 years in a disclosure form when you first list the property.

If it occured 3 years prior, there is no need to disclose. If a potential buyer or agent ask, you still have to be honest and answer truthfully.
  • April 26 2010
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  • April 26 2010
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In CA this must be disclosed if it occurred within the past three years. I don't know about AZ Law. Might be the same? .... Happy funding, Rudi
  • April 26 2010
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According to my quick review (online) of Arizona law, it's not a crime for failing to disclose an accidental death in a home. But if you have a specific situation, don't hesitate to contact a local attorney who specializes in property law.
  • April 25 2010
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Different from State to State. To be sure contact your State Real Estate Commission.
  • April 25 2010
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  • April 25 2010
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