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Introduced Version House Bill 2043 History

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H. B. 2043


(By Delegate Hrutkay)

[Introduced February 9, 2005; referred to the

Committee on the Judiciary.]





A BILL to amend and reenact §36-1-3 of the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to real estate transactions generally and requiring a seller or a seller's agent at closing to disclose the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all utilities providing service to the real estate involved in a real estate sales transaction.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That §36-1-3 of the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:

ARTICLE 1. CREATION OF ESTATES GENERALLY.

§36-1-3. Contracts for sale or lease of land; necessity of writing.

No contract for the sale of land, or the lease thereof for more than one year, shall be enforceable unless the contract or some note or memorandum thereof be in writing and signed by the party to be charged thereby, or by his or her agent. But the consideration need not be set forth or expressed in the writing, and it may be proved by other evidence.
Prior to closing any sale of real estate, the seller, realtor or the seller's agent shall disclose names, addresses and telephone numbers of all utilities providing service to the real estate involved in a real estate sales transaction.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require a seller or a seller's agent at closing to disclose the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all utilities providing service to the real estate involved in a real estate sales transaction.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

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