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The seller of a home must disclose any known defects that are not readily observable. This is true even if the home is sold in as-is condition, because the disclosure must be provided to potential buyers before a sales contract is signed. Question #22 on the disclosure form asks whether there has been drug activity in the house.
If a seller does not provide the required disclosures before an agreement is signed, the buyer could bring an action to void the sale and get a full refund of any deposits or earnest money, because they did not enter the contract with the full knowledge needed to make it binding.
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