Stigmatized Property Law

AZ Stigmatized Property LawSellers in Arizona are protected by the Stigmatized Property Law which states:

“No criminal, civil, or administrative action may be brought against a transferor or lessor of real property or a licensee for failing to disclose that the property being transferred or leased is or has been:
– The site of a natural death, suicide, or homicide, or any other crime classified as a felony
– Owned or occupied by a person exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus, or diagnosed as having the acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or any other disease that is not known to be transmitted through common occupancy of real estate
– Located in the vicinity of a sex offender
Failing to disclose any fact or suspicion noted above shall not be grounds for termination or rescission of any transaction in which real property has been or will be transferred or leased.”

This AZ stigmatized property law has been interpreted by legal counsel to indicate there is no obligation for seller to disclose:
– a natural death, suicide, homicide or felony occurred on the property
– it was occupied or owned by a person with HIV or AIDS or any other disease that cannot be transmitted by living in the same property
– a sex offender lives in the area

Currently, all other material facts and latent defects are required to be disclosed by seller. A material fact is something that a reasonable person would deem important in making a purchase decision. A latent defect is an issue that may not be immediately noticeable or seen at all.



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9059 W Lake Pleasant Pkwy #B200
Peoria, AZ 85382