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VACANT LAND DISCLOSURE REPORT
DISCLAIMER
A. THIS DISCLOSURE REPORT CONCERNS THE REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT .... IN THE .... (CITY) (VILLAGE) (TOWN) OF ...., COUNTY OF ...., STATE OF WISCONSIN. THIS REPORT IS A DISCLOSURE OF THE CONDITION OF THAT PROPERTY IN COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 709.02 OF THE WISCONSIN STATUTES AS OF .... (MONTH), .... (DAY), .... (YEAR). IT IS NOT A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND BY THE OWNER OR ANY AGENTS REPRESENTING ANY PRINCIPAL IN THIS TRANSACTION AND IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR ANY INSPECTIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE PRINCIPALS MAY WISH TO OBTAIN.
OWNER'S INFORMATION
B. 1. In this form, "am aware" means have notice or knowledge. In this form, "defect" means a condition that would have a significant adverse effect on the value of the property; that would significantly impair the health or safety of future occupants of the property; or that if not repaired, removed, or replaced would adversely affect the use of the property.
B. 2. 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 any agent representing any principal in this transaction to provide a copy of this statement, and to disclose any information in the statement, to any person in connection with any actual or anticipated sale of the property.
B. 3. The owner represents that to the best of his or her knowledge the responses to the following statements have been accurately noted as "yes," "no," or "not applicable" to the property being sold. If the owner responds to any statement with "yes," the owner shall provide, in the additional information area of this form, an explanation of the reason why the response to the statement is "yes."
B. 4. 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. - See PDF for table PDF
NOTICE REGARDING SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY
E. The prospective buyer may obtain information about the sex offender registry and persons registered with the registry by contacting the Wisconsin Department of Corrections at (608) 240-5830 or by visiting http://www.widocoffenders.org.
OWNER'S CERTIFICATION
F. 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 ....
CERTIFICATION BY PERSON SUPPLYING INFORMATION
G. A person other than the owner certifies that he or she has supplied information on which the owner relied for this report and that that information is true and correct to the best of that person's knowledge as of the date on which the person signs this report.
Person ....            Items ....            Date ....
Person ....            Items ....            Date ....
Person ....            Items ....            Date ....
NOTICE REGARDING ADVICE OR INSPECTIONS
H. THE PROSPECTIVE BUYER AND THE OWNER MAY WISH TO OBTAIN PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR INSPECTIONS OF THE PROPERTY AND TO PROVIDE FOR APPROPRIATE PROVISIONS IN A CONTRACT BETWEEN THEM WITH RESPECT TO ANY ADVICE, INSPECTIONS, DEFECTS, OR WARRANTIES.
BUYER'S ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
I. 1. The prospective buyer acknowledges that technical knowledge such as that acquired by professional inspectors may be required to detect certain defects such as floodplain status.
I. 2. I acknowledge receipt of a copy of this statement.
Prospective buyer ....                        Date ....
Prospective buyer ....                        Date ....
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709.033 History History: 2011 a. 107; 2013 a. 165 s. 115.
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, land surveyor, 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.
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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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)