Do You Need to Disclose a Previous Death on the Property?
It depends on State laws. In some states, reporting or disclosing a previous death in a rental unit is a requirement for landlords. In California, for example, the law requires landlords to disclose, within three years, any deaths that have occurred in the rental unit. However, when the potential tenants ask that if any deaths occurred more than three years ago, landlords also need to disclose any deaths.
Please note that you must not provide any private information about the former tenant who died in the rental unit.
- What Are Your Key Liabilities as a Landlord?
- Are You Required to Provide Your Tenant With Quiet Enjoyment During the Lease?
- Are You Responsible for the Tenant’s Injuries?
- For What Kind of Tenant Injuries Are You Liable?
- How Can You Protect Yourself From Injury-Related Liabilities?
- Should You or Your Authorized Agents Disclose Your Personal Information?