Maine Revised Statutes

§173. Required disclosures

Unless the transaction is exempt under section 172, the seller of residential real property shall provide to the purchaser a property disclosure statement containing the following information: [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]

1. Water supply system.  The type of system used to supply water to the property. If the property has a private water supply, the seller shall disclose:
A. The type of system; [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]
B. The location of the system; [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]
C. Any malfunctions of the system; [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]
D. The date of the most recent water test, if any; and [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]
E. Whether the seller has experienced a problem such as an unsatisfactory water test or a water test with notations; [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]
[ 1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Insulation. 
[ 2005, c. 378, §29 (AFF); 2005, c. 378, §25 (RP) .]
2-A. Heating system or heating source.  Detailed information on the system or source used to supply heat to the property, including:
A. The type of heating system or source; [2005, c. 378, §26 (NEW); 2005, c. 378, §29 (AFF).]
B. The age of the heating system or source; [2005, c. 378, §26 (NEW); 2005, c. 378, §29 (AFF).]
C. The name of the company that services the heating system or source; [2005, c. 378, §26 (NEW); 2005, c. 378, §29 (AFF).]
D. The date of the most recent service call on the heating system or source; [2005, c. 378, §26 (NEW); 2005, c. 378, §29 (AFF).]
E. The annual fuel consumption per heating system or source; and [2005, c. 378, §26 (NEW); 2005, c. 378, §29 (AFF).]
F. Any malfunctions per heating system or source within the past 2 years; [2005, c. 378, §26 (NEW); 2005, c. 378, §29 (AFF).]
[ 2005, c. 378, §26 (NEW); 2005, c. 378, §29 (AFF) .]
3. Waste disposal system.  The type of waste disposal system used on the property. If the property has a private waste disposal system, the seller shall disclose:
A. The type of system; [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]
B. The size and type of the tank; [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]
C. The location of the tank; [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]
D. Any malfunctions of the tank; [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]
E. The date of installation of the tank; [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]
F. The location of the leach field; [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]
G. Any malfunctions of the leach field; [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]
H. The date of installation of the leach field; [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]
I. The date of the most recent servicing of the system; [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]
J. The name of the contractor who services the system; and [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]
K. For systems within shoreland zones, disclosures on septic systems required by Title 30-A, section 4216; [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]
[ 1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW) .]
4. Hazardous materials.  The presence or prior removal of hazardous materials or elements on the residential real property, including, but not limited to:
A. Asbestos; [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]
B. Lead-based paint for pre-1978 homes in accordance with federal regulations; [2011, c. 96, §5 (AMD).]
C. Radon; and [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]
D. Underground oil storage tanks as required under Title 38, section 563, subsection 6; and [1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2011, c. 96, §5 (AMD) .]
5. Known defects.  Any known defects.
[ 1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1999, c. 476, §1 (NEW). 2005, c. 339, §3 (AMD). 2005, c. 378, §§25,26 (AMD). 2005, c. 378, §29 (AFF). 2011, c. 96, §5 (AMD).