3. This section does not require a seller to carry out or plan investigations or inspections of his residential property or to verify public documents. 1. Except as provided in section four hundred and sixty-three of this section, every seller of property for residential use under a contract for the purchase of immovable property shall complete and sign a declaration of disclosure of the condition of the property in accordance with paragraph two of this section and arrange for it or a copy thereof to be given to a buyer or a representative of the purchaser before signing a contract of purchase. binding by the buyer.  A copy of the declaration of disclosure of the condition of the property, which contains the signatures of the seller and the buyer, must be attached to the contract of purchase of the property.  Nothing in this section or in this disclosure statement is intended to prevent parties to a purchase agreement from entering into agreements of any kind with respect to the physical condition of the property for sale, including, but not limited to, agreements for the sale of real estate “as is”. SELLER`S STATEMENT: SELLER MAKES THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS TO BUYER BASED ON SELLER`S ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE AT THE TIME OF SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT. THE SELLER AUTHORIZES HIS AGENT, IF ANY, TO PROVIDE A COPY OF THIS STATEMENT TO A POTENTIAL BUYER OF THE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.

THE FOLLOWING ARE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE SELLER AND NOT THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE SELLER`S REPRESENTATIVE. 20. IS THERE ROT OR WATER DAMAGE TO THE STRUCTURE(S)?  YES NO UNKN NA (IF SO, EXPLAIN BELOW) SELLER CERTIFICATION: SELLER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS STATEMENT ON THE DISCLOSURE OF THE TITLE CONDITION IS TRUE AND COMPLETE AT THE TIME OF SIGNATURE BY SELLER. IF A SELLER OF A RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUIRES KNOWLEDGE THAT MAKES A PREVIOUSLY PROVIDED DECLARATION OF OWNERSHIP INACCURATE, THE SELLER MUST PROVIDE THE BUYER WITH A REVISED DECLARATION OF THE CONDITION OF THE PROPERTY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, HOWEVER, WILL A SELLER BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A REVISED DECLARATION OF OWNERSHIP AFTER THE TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP FROM THE SELLER TO THE BUYER OR OCCUPATION BY THE BUYER, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. (A) ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS BASED ON YOUR ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE. 8. ARE THERE ELECTRICITY OR GAS UTILITY SURCHARGES FOR LINE EXTENSIONS, SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS, HOMEOWNERS OR OTHER ASSOCIATION FEES INCURRED FOR THE PROPERTY?  YES NO UNKN NA (IF YES, EXPLAIN BELOW) BUYER`S CONFIRMATION: THE BUYER ACKNOWLEDGES RECEIPT OF A COPY OF THIS STATEMENT AND THE BUYER UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS INFORMATION IS AN EXPLANATION OF CERTAIN CONDITIONS AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPERTY KNOWN TO THE SELLER. THIS IS NOT A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND ON THE PART OF THE SELLER OR THE SELLER`S REPRESENTATIVE AND DOES NOT REPLACE INSPECTIONS OR TESTS OF THE HOUSE, PESTS, RADON OR OTHER INSPECTIONS OR TESTS OF THE PROPERTY OR INSPECTION OF PUBLIC RECORDS. 31.

DOES THE CELLAR HAVE INFILTRATION THAT LEADS TO STAGNANT WATER?   YES NO UNKN NA (IF YES, EXPLAIN BELOW). 26. WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF WATER (CIRCLE EVERYONE WHO APPLIES – WELL, PRIVATE, MUNICIPAL, OTHERS)?  IF COMMUNAL, IS IT MEASURED?  YES NO UNKN NA 29. WHO IS YOUR ELECTRICAL SERVICE PROVIDER?  _________ WHAT IS THE CURRENT?  _______ DOES HE HAVE CIRCUIT BREAKERS OR FUSES?  _________ PRIVATE OR PUBLIC MASTS?  _____________  YES NO UNKN NA (IF YES, EXPLAIN BELOW) NOTE TO THE BUYER – IF CONTAMINATION OF THIS PROPERTY WITH PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND/OR HAZARDOUS OR TOXIC SUBSTANCES IS A PROBLEM FOR YOU, YOU WILL BE ADVISED TO CONSIDER SOIL AND GROUNDWATER TESTING OF THIS PROPERTY. PURPOSE OF THE STATEMENT: THIS IS AN EXPLANATION OF CERTAIN CONDITIONS AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPERTY KNOWN TO THE SELLER. THIS DISCLOSURE STATEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND ON THE PART OF SELLER OR ANY REPRESENTATIVE REPRESENTING SELLER IN THIS TRANSACTION. IT DOES NOT REPLACE INSPECTIONS OR TESTS AND THE BUYER IS ENCOURAGED TO OBTAIN THEIR OWN INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL INSPECTIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS AND IS ALSO ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE PROPERTY. 3. HOW OLD IS THE STRUCTURE(S)?  NOTE TO BUYER – IF THE STRUCTURE WAS BUILT BEFORE 1978, THEY ARE ENCOURAGED TO LOOK FOR THE PRESENCE OF LEAD-CONTAINING PAINT. (b) INCLUDE ADDITIONAL PAGES WITH YOUR SIGNATURE IF ADDITIONAL STORAGE SPACE IS REQUIRED. 5. DOES SOMEONE ELSE CLAIM TO OWN SOME OF YOUR PROPERTY?  YES NO UNKN NA (IF YES, EXPLAIN BELOW) 10.

IS ANY OR ALL OF THE PROPERTY IN A DESIGNATED FLOODPLAIN?  YES NO UNKN NA (IF YES, EXPLAIN BELOW). 25. ARE MATERIAL DEFECTS KNOWN IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS: FOUNDATIONS, BEAMS, BEAMS, LINTELS, COLUMNS OR PARTITIONS?  YES NO UNKN NA (IF YES, EXPLAIN BELOW) 30. ARE THERE ANY FLOODING, DRAINAGE OR LEVELING ISSUES THAT HAVE LED TO STANDING WATER ON ANY PART OF THE PROPERTY?  YES NO UNKN NA (IF YES, SPECIFY THE LOCATIONS AND EXPLAIN BELOW) 6. HAS SOMEONE DENIED YOU ACCESS TO THE PROPERTY OR HAS THEY MADE A FORMAL LEGAL CLAIM DISPUTING YOUR CLAIM ABOUT THE PROPERTY?  YES NO UNKN NA (IF YES, EXPLAIN BELOW) NOTE: THE BUYER IS ENCOURAGED TO CONSULT THE PROPERTY`S PUBLIC RECORDS (P.B. TAX RECORDS AND WETLANDS AND FLOODPLAINS). IF NECESSARY, ADD MORE PAGES AND SPECIFY THE NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL PAGES ATTACHED HERE. 19. HAS THE PROPERTY BEEN TESTED FOR THE PRESENCE OF FUEL, ENGINE OIL, HEATING OIL, LUBRICATING OIL OR ANY OTHER PETROLEUM PRODUCT, METHANE OR A HAZARDOUS OR TOXIC SUBSTANCE?  YES NO UNKN NA (IF YES, ATTACH ONE OR MORE REPORTS) 15. IS THERE ASBESTOS IN THE STRUCTURE?  YES NO UNKN NA (IF YES, INDICATE LOCATION(S) (d) IF CERTAIN ELEMENTS DO NOT APPLY TO YOUR PROPERTY, CHECK “NA” (NOT APPLICABLE).

 IF YOU DON`T KNOW THE ANSWER, CHECK “UNKN” (UNKNOWN). 17. HAS A RADON TEST BEEN DONE?  YES NO UNKN NA (IF SO, ATTACH A COPY OF THE REPORT). 22. 7. PETROLEUM PRODUCTS CAN INCLUDE GASOLINE, DIESEL FUEL, HOME HEATING OIL, AND LUBRICANTS, AMONG OTHERS. HAZARDOUS OR TOXIC SUBSTANCES ARE PRODUCTS THAT MAY POSE A SHORT- OR LONG-TERM RISK TO PERSONAL HEALTH OR THE ENVIRONMENT IF NOT DISPOSED OF, APPLIED OR STORED PROPERLY. THESE INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, FERTILIZERS, PESTICIDES AND INSECTICIDES, PAINTS, INCLUDING PAINT THINNERS, PAINT STRIPPERS AND WOOD PRESERVATIVES, TREATED WOOD, BUILDING MATERIALS SUCH AS ASPHALT AND ROOFING MATERIALS, ANTIFREEZE AND OTHER AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS, BATTERIES, CLEANING SOLVENTS, INCLUDING SEPTIC TANK CLEANERS, HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS AND POOL CHEMICALS, AS WELL AS PRODUCTS CONTAINING MERCURY AND LEAD….

27. HAS THE WATER QUALITY AND/OR FLOW BEEN VERIFIED?  YES NO UNKN NA (IF YES, DESCRIBE BELOW) A KNOWINGLY INCORRECT OR INCOMPLETE STATEMENT BY THE SELLER ON THIS FORM MAY EXPOSE THE SELLER TO THE BUYER`S CLAIMS BEFORE OR AFTER THE TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP. IN THE EVENT THAT A SELLER DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE OBLIGATION REQUIRED BY THIS ARTICLE TO MAKE A DECLARATION BEFORE THE SIGNING OF A BINDING PURCHASE CONTRACT BY THE BUYER, THE BUYER WILL RECEIVE A CREDIT OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ON THE AGREED PURCHASE PRICE OF THE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY UPON THE TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP. ARE THERE ANY KNOWN HARDWARE DEFECTS IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING (IF SO, EXPLAIN IT BELOW.  USE ADDITIONAL SHEETS IF NECESSARY. : THE CONDITION OF OWNERSHIP DISCLOSURE ACT REQUIRES THE SELLER OF RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE TO PROVIDE THIS STATEMENT OR A COPY THEREOF TO A BUYER OR PURCHASING AGENT PRIOR TO THE SIGNING OF A BINDING PURCHASE AGREEMENT BY THE BUYER. . . .