The West Virginia property disclosure statement is a form that residential property sellers may complete to provide buyers with important information regarding the residence and its condition. The completed document will include descriptions of the property’s water supply, sewage, heating, and electrical systems, as well as its structural condition, known defects, hazards, and zoning violations (if applicable).
As a “buyer beware” state, West Virginia does not legally require sellers to disclosure a property’s condition to potential buyers. However, when a real estate broker sells a residence on behalf of its owner, it is illegal for the agent to mislead the buyer or misrepresent the property in an effort to influence the sale even though a disclosure isn’t required (§ 30-40-19(a)).
Purchase Agreement – Prospective home buyers can use this form to propose and finalize the purchase of residential property from its owner.