2016 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 59. Professions and Occupations
§59-858-513. Psychologically impacted real estate - Factors included - Nondisclosure of facts - Certain actions prohibited - Disclosure in certain circumstances.

59 OK Stat § 59-858-513 (2016) What's This?

A. The fact or suspicion that real estate might be or is psychologically impacted, such impact being the result of facts or suspicions, including but not limited to:

1. That an occupant of the real estate is, or was at any time suspected to be infected, or has been infected, with Human Immunodeficiency Virus or diagnosed with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or other disease which has been determined by medical evidence to be highly unlikely to be transmitted through the occupancy of a dwelling place; or

2. That the real estate was, or was at any time suspected to have been the site of a suicide, homicide or other felony,

is not a material fact that must be disclosed in a real estate transaction.

B. No cause of action shall arise against an owner of real estate or any licensee assisting the owner for the failure to disclose to the purchaser or lessee of such real estate or any licensee assisting the purchaser or lessee that such real estate was psychologically impacted as provided for in subsection A of this section.

C. Notwithstanding the fact that this information is not a material defect or fact, in the event that a purchaser or lessee, who is in the process of making a bona fide offer, advises the licensee assisting the owner, in writing, that knowledge of such factor is important to the person's decision to purchase or lease the property, the licensee shall make inquiry of the owner and report any findings to the purchaser or lessee with the consent of the owner and subject to and consistent with applicable laws of privacy; provided further, if the owner refuses to disclose, the licensee assisting the owner shall so advise the purchaser or lessee.

Added by Laws 1989, c. 235, § 1, emerg. eff. May 12, 1989. Amended by Laws 1998, c. 60, § 19, eff. Jan. 1, 1999.

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