An “owner" who transfers real estate that does not include any buildings is required to complete this report.
Exceptions: An “owner” who is a personal representative, trustee, conservator, or fiduciary appointed by or subject to supervision by a court, and who has never occupied the property transferred is not required to complete this report. An “owner” who transfers property that has not been inhabited or who transfers property in a manner that is exempt from the real estate transfer fee is not required to complete this report. (Wis. Stat. s. 709.01)
A4. The owner represents that to the best of the owner's knowledge, the responses to the following questions have been accurately checked as “yes,” “no,” or “not applicable (N/A)” to the property being sold. If the owner responds to any question with “yes,” the owner shall provide, in the additional information area of this form, an explanation of the reason why the response to the question is “yes.”
A5. If the transfer is of a condominium unit, the property to which this form applies is the condominium unit, the common elements of the condominium, and any limited common elements that may be used only by the owner of the condominium unit being transferred.
A6. The owner discloses the following information with the knowledge that, even though this is not a warranty, prospective buyers may rely on this information in deciding whether and on what terms to purchase the property. The owner hereby authorizes the owner's agents and the agents of any prospective buyer to provide a copy of this report, and to disclose any information in the report, to any person in connection with any actual or anticipated sale of the property.
CAUTION: The lists of defects following each question below are examples only and are not the only defects that may properly be disclosed in response to each respective question.
B. ENVIRONMENTAL - See PDF for table PDF
C. WELLS, SEPTIC SYSTEMS, STORAGE TANKS - See PDF for table PDF
D. TAXES, SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS, PERMITS, ETC. - See PDF for table PDF
E. LAND USE - See PDF for table PDF
F. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - See PDF for table PDF
OWNER'S CERTIFICATION
NOTE: Wisconsin Statute section 709.035 requires owners who, prior to acceptance of a purchase contract or an option to purchase, obtain information that would change a response on this report to submit a complete amended report or an amendment to the previously completed report to the prospective buyer within 10 days of acceptance.
The owner certifies that the information in this report is true and correct to the best of the owner's knowledge as of the date on which the owner signs this report.
Owner ................................................ Date ..............
Owner ................................................ Date ..............
Owner ................................................ Date ..............
CERTIFICATION BY PERSON SUPPLYING INFORMATION
A person other than the owner certifies that the person supplied information on which the owner relied for this report and that the information is true and correct to the best of the person's knowledge as of the date on which the person signs this report.
Person ..................................... Items ....................................... Date .................
Person ..................................... Items ....................................... Date .................
Person ..................................... Items ....................................... Date .................
BUYER'S ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The prospective buyer acknowledges that technical knowledge such as that acquired by professional inspectors may be required to detect certain defects such as the presence of asbestos, building code violations, and floodplain status.
I acknowledge receipt of a copy of this statement.
Prospective buyer ........................................... Date .................
Prospective buyer ........................................... Date .................
Prospective buyer ........................................... Date .................
709.033 History History: 2011 a. 107; 2013 a. 165 s. 115; 2013 a. 304; 2017 a. 338; s. 35.17 correction in (form) DISCLAIMER.
709.035 709.035 Amendments to report. If at any time after completing a report, whether the original or an amended report, but before acceptance of a contract of sale or option contract an owner obtains information or becomes aware of any condition that would change a response on the completed report, the owner shall submit to a prospective buyer, within the time required under s. 709.02, a complete amended report or an amendment to the previously completed report, along with a copy of the previously completed report if not already submitted to the prospective buyer, that states all of the following:
709.035(1) (1)The address of the property.
709.035(2) (2)The owner's name.
709.035(3) (3)The date of the report being amended.
709.035(4) (4)The number of any statement on the report that is affected by the new information.
709.035(5) (5)How the owner's original response to the statement is changed and, if the response is changed to “yes", an explanation of the reason why the response to the statement is “yes".
709.035 History History: 1995 a. 180.
709.04 709.04 Indication of compliance. An owner shall indicate compliance with this chapter on the contract of sale or option contract, on the closing statement or in an addendum to one of those documents.
709.04 History History: 1991 a. 162; 1995 a. 180.
709.05 709.05 Right to rescind.
709.05(1)(1)Except as provided in sub. (2) (b), if a buyer receives a report after submission of a contract of sale or option contract to the owner or the owner's agent, the buyer may, after receipt of that report by the prospective buyer and before the applicable deadline, rescind in writing a contract of sale or option contract if a defect, as defined in the report, is disclosed, without any liability on his or her part, and a buyer is entitled to the return of any deposits or option fees paid in the transaction. A prospective buyer who receives a report that is incomplete or that contains an inaccurate assertion that an item is not applicable and who is not aware of the defects that the owner failed to disclose may, within 2 business days after receipt of that report, rescind in writing a contract of sale or option contract without any liability on his or her part and is entitled to the return of any deposits or option fees paid in the transaction.
709.05(2) (2)
709.05(2)(a)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., a buyer may not rescind a contract of sale or option contract under this section if he or she receives a complete report before submitting the contract of sale or option contract to the owner or the owner's agent.
709.05(2)(a)2. 2. Unless par. (b) applies, a buyer under subd. 1. who, after submitting the contract of sale or option contract to the owner or the owner's agent, receives an amended report, or an amendment to the report previously received, that discloses a defect that was not disclosed in the report previously received may, after receipt of the amended report or amendment to the report and before the applicable deadline, rescind in writing the contract of sale or option contract and is entitled to the return of any deposits or option fees paid in the transaction.
709.05(2)(b) (b) A buyer may not rescind a contract of sale or option contract under this section on the basis of a defect disclosed in a report, amended report or amendment to a report if the buyer was aware, or had written notice, of the nature and extent of the defect at the time the contract of sale or option contract was submitted to the owner or the owner's agent.
709.05(3) (3)Rescissions under this section are timely if they are delivered to the owner or the owner's agent within 2 business days after the prospective buyer or the prospective buyer's agent receives the report, amended report or amendment to the report.
709.05(4) (4)The right to rescind under this section is the only remedy under this chapter.
709.05 History History: 1991 a. 162; 1995 a. 180.
709.06 709.06 Good faith. The owner shall perform each act, and make each disclosure, required by this chapter with honesty in fact.
709.06 History History: 1991 a. 162.
709.07 709.07 Liability precluded. An owner is not liable for an error or omission in a report under s. 709.03 or 709.033 if the owner had no knowledge of that error or omission, if the error or omission was based on information provided by a public agency, by a licensed engineer, professional land surveyor, as defined in s. 443.01 (7m), structural pest control operator, or qualified 3rd party, or by a contractor about matters within the scope of the contractor's occupation.
709.07 History History: 1991 a. 162; 1999 a. 150 s. 672; 2011 a. 107; 2013 a. 358.
709.08 709.08 Waiver. A buyer may waive in writing the right to rescind under s. 709.05. If a buyer proceeds to closing, the buyer's right to rescind under s. 709.05 is terminated. A buyer may waive in writing the right to receive the report required under s. 709.02.
709.08 History History: 1991 a. 162.
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2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on January 1, 2021. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after January 1, 2021, are designated by NOTES. (Published 1-1-21)