I’m about to sell my house, which happens to be part of a
homeowners’ association. Are there special documents I will need to provide potential
homebuyers? I want to start getting organized now.
Indeed, you should be prepared for buyers to request lots of paperwork related
to your homeowners’ association; or to provide them the documents even if they don't ask, as may be required by your state's law. Here are some of the key items you’ll in all likelihood need to
To save your time and energy searching for papers at the
last minute, ask your real estate broker early on what homeowners’ association
documents and materials you will need to provide buyers. These are typically
spelled out in the standard contracts real estate agents use for the purchase
of a house in a homeowners’ association.
If you keep good records (and have a well-run homeowners’ association),
you may already have much of the paperwork you need in your files. You are likely to also need to contact your homeowners' association for copies of recent documents.
See Organizing Paperwork for Your Home Sale for more on getting