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Section 689.25, Florida Statutes, states that “[t]he 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.”
Still, for those who want to go one step further here is a new web site that will, for a $12 fee, provide you a report.
Will the information be accurate? Here are a couple of disclosures from the web site owners. DIH is the web site DiedinHouse.com :
- "DIH makes no representation, implied or expressed, that all information placed on any DIH web site or application is accurate."
- "DIH is not responsible for any loss in property value or real-estate sale of any properties."
As a Realtor®, when it comes to this question, I say its your dime (or in this case, twelve bucks).
As a buyer, if you desire to make this part of your due diligence, it is your choice.