Do I have to Disclose Ghosts and haunted houses?

“Are there any ghosts in the home?”

“Is it a haunted house?”

“Have their been any unnatural deaths?

Just what do you have to disclose in the way of demons, goblins and other manner of spirits, if you are selling your Florida real estate?s? Florida Statutes 689.25 says:

“The fact that a property was, or was at any time suspected to have been, the site of a HOMICIDE, SUICIDE, OR DEATH is not a material fact that must be disclosed in a real estate transaction. A cause of action shall not arise against an owner of real property, his or her agent, an agent of a transferee of real property, or a person licensed under chapter 475 for the failure to disclose to the transferee that the property was or was suspected to have been the site of a homicide, suicide, or death.”

Ghosts and haunted houses are not specifically addressed in the Statute, so I called the Florida Association of Realtor’s Legal Hotline “Do you have to disclose ghosts, spirits or hauntings” of a Florida property for sale?  The answer was “No”.

(You could always let the ghost in residence personally introduce himself at a later date!)

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