Oakville Real Estate News

How Much Must A Seller Disclose To A Buyer?


Blog by Joette Fielding | September 20th, 2016


contractsignature-e1423541955903.jpgI am often asked by sellers to advise how much (or how little) information they must provide to potential buyers. It’s never an easy answer.

Although the time-honoured saying “buyer beware”’ still holds, in law the seller has a legal obligation to disclose what are considered “latent” defects in the property that are related to certain physical conditions or amenities. These latent defects cover two categories: defects that render the property unfit for habitation; and defects that make the property inherently dangerous.

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