CHAPTER 392
REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS

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Sec. 20-314. License qualifications. Examinations. Renewals. Fees. Reinstatement. Hearings.
Sec. 20-319. Renewal. Continuing education requirements. Regulations.
Sec. 20-319a. Change of salesperson's employment or affiliation. Fees.
Sec. 20-327b. Residential condition reports. Exemption. Regulations.
Sec. 20-327g. Notice of list of properties upon which hunting or shooting sports regularly take place. Liability not imposed by section.
Sec. 20-329c. Secretary as agent for service of process; bond; license required.

      Sec. 20-314. License qualifications. Examinations. Renewals. Fees. Reinstatement. Hearings. (a) Licenses shall be granted under this chapter only to persons who bear a good reputation for honesty, truthfulness and fair dealing and who are competent to transact the business of a real estate broker or real estate salesperson in such manner as to safeguard the interests of the public.

      (b) Each application for a license or for a renewal thereof shall be made in writing, on such forms and in such manner as is prescribed by the Department of Consumer Protection and accompanied by such evidence in support of such application as is prescribed by the commission. The commission may require such information with regard to an applicant as the commission deems desirable, with due regard to the paramount interests of the public, as to the honesty, truthfulness, integrity and competency of the applicant and, where the applicant is a corporation, association or partnership, as to the honesty, truthfulness, integrity and competency of the officers of such corporation or the members of such association or partnership.

      (c) In order to determine the competency of any applicant for a real estate broker's license or a real estate salesperson's license the commission shall, on payment to the commission of an application fee of sixty dollars by an applicant for a real estate broker's license or on payment to the commission of an application fee of forty dollars by an applicant for a real estate salesperson's license, subject such applicant to personal written examination as to the applicant's competency to act as a real estate broker or real estate salesperson, as the case may be. Such examination shall be prepared by the Department of Consumer Protection or by a national testing service designated by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection and shall be administered to applicants by the Department of Consumer Protection or by such testing service at such times and places as the commissioner may deem necessary. The commission may waive the uniform portion of the written examination requirement in the case of an applicant who has taken the national testing service examination in another state within two years from the date of application and has received a score deemed satisfactory by the commission. The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, establishing passing scores for examinations. In addition to such application fee, applicants taking the examination administered by a national testing service shall be required to pay directly to such testing service an examination fee covering the cost of such examination. Each payment of such application fee shall entitle the applicant to take such examination four times within the one-year period from the date of payment.

      (d) (1) Each applicant for a real estate broker's license shall, before being admitted to such examination, prove to the satisfaction of the commission: (A) (i) That the applicant has been actively engaged for at least two years as a licensed real estate salesperson under the supervision of a licensed real estate broker in this state, (ii) that the applicant has successfully completed a course approved by the commission in real estate principles and practices of at least sixty classroom hours of study, (iii) that the applicant has successfully completed a course approved by the commission in real estate appraisal consisting of at least thirty classroom hours of study, and (iv) that the applicant has successfully completed a course approved by the commission consisting of at least thirty classroom hours as prescribed by the commission, or (B) that the applicant has equivalent experience or education as determined by the commission.

      (2) Each applicant for a real estate salesperson's license shall, before being admitted to such examination, prove to the satisfaction of the commission (A) that the applicant has successfully completed a course approved by the commission in real estate principles and practices consisting of at least sixty classroom hours of study, or (B) that the applicant has equivalent experience or education as determined by the commission.

      (e) The provisions of subsections (c) and (d) of this section shall not apply to any renewal of a real estate broker's license, or a real estate salesperson's license issued prior to October 1, 1973.

      (f) All licenses issued under the provisions of this chapter shall expire annually. At the time of application for a real estate broker's license, there shall be paid to the commission, for each individual applicant and for each proposed active member or officer of a firm, partnership, association or corporation, the sum of four hundred fifty dollars, and for the annual renewal thereof, the sum of three hundred dollars and for a real estate salesperson's license two hundred twenty-five dollars and for the annual renewal thereof the sum of two hundred twenty-five dollars. Three dollars of each such annual renewal fee shall be payable to the Real Estate Guaranty Fund established pursuant to section 20-324a. If a license is not issued, the fee shall be returned. A real estate broker's license issued to any partnership, association or corporation shall entitle the individual designated in the application, as provided in section 20-312, upon compliance with the terms of this chapter, but without the payment of any further fee, to perform all of the acts of a real estate broker under this chapter on behalf of such partnership, association or corporation. Any license which expires and is not renewed pursuant to this subsection may be reinstated by the commission, if, not later than two years after the date of expiration, the former licensee pays to the commission for each real estate broker's license the sum of three hundred dollars and for each real estate salesperson's license the sum of two hundred twenty-five dollars for each year or fraction thereof from the date of expiration of the previous license to the date of payment for reinstatement, except that any licensee whose license expired after such licensee entered military service shall be reinstated without payment of any fee if an application for reinstatement is filed with the commission within two years after the date of expiration. Any such reinstated license shall expire on the next succeeding April thirtieth.

      (g) Any person whose application has been filed as provided in this section and who is refused a license shall be given notice and afforded an opportunity for hearing as provided in the regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection.

      (1953, 1955, S. 2343d; 1959, P.A. 349, S. 1; 462, S. 1; 1961, P.A. 159; February, 1965, P.A. 621, S. 6; 1967, P.A. 445, S. 1, 2; 1969, P.A. 12, S. 1; 398, S. 1; 1971, P.A. 381, S. 1; June, 1971, P.A. 8, S. 92; 1972, P.A. 223, S. 23; P.A. 73-163, S. 2; 73-259, S. 3, 4; 73-616, S. 42; P.A. 77-614, S. 223, 224, 610; P.A. 80-150, S. 1, 2; P.A. 81-361, S. 19, 39; P.A. 82-165; 82-422, S. 6, 14; P.A. 84-140; P.A. 85-41; 85-613, S. 54, 154; P.A 88-329, S. 6, 15; P.A. 89-251, S. 125, 203; P.A. 90-332, S. 7, 31, 32; P.A. 91-229, S. 6, 19; P.A. 93-354, S. 9, 54; P.A. 94-36, S. 13, 41, 42; P.A. 96-200, S. 9; P.A. 98-10, S. 8; P.A. 99-231, S. 2, 7; P.A. 03-14, S. 1; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(c), (d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 07-214, S. 1.)

      History: 1959 acts amended Subsec. (c) to provide for examination fee and waiting period for reexamination and amended Subsec. (d) by increasing fee for broker's license from $15, doubling salesman's fee and deleting special fees for licenses held six months or less; 1961 act amended Subsec. (c) by restating and clarifying provision allowing applicants to take examination three times for each $5 fee paid and reducing maximum waiting period for reexamination from six to five months; 1965 act increased broker's license fee in Subsec. (d) from $25; 1967 act amended Subsec. (c) to add prerequisites for examination and stating that provisions of Subsec. (c) do not apply to renewals of broker's licenses; 1969 acts amended Subsec. (c) to raise application fee from $5 to $15 for broker's license and from $5 to $10 for salesman's license and to impose extra $5 charge for second and following reexaminations and amended Subsec. (d) to reflect change from annual to biennial renewal as of October 1, 1969, doubling fees accordingly and adding proviso re licenses which will expire less than one year after issuance; 1971 acts deleted "and without furnishing a separate bond" in Subsec. (d) re entitlements of partnership, corporation, etc. upon receipt of its broker's license, deleted obsolete reference to October 1, 1969, established fee differential between initial license and renewals, raising initial license fee for broker's license from $70 to $150 and setting renewal fee of $200 and raising initial fee for salesman's license from $20 to $75 and setting renewal fee of $150; 1972 act amended Subsec. (d) to reflect return to annual renewal, halving fees accordingly and changing renewal date from September thirtieth to April thirtieth; P.A. 73-163 amended Subsec. (c) to require that all prerequisites be met where previously one was required and to revise prerequisites for broker's license amending Subdiv. (1) to require two years, rather than one year, as salesman and to delete study course of 24 hours, amending Subdiv. (2) to require 30, rather than 24 class room hours and to delete requirement for high school diploma, amending Subdiv. (3) to require 30, rather than 24 classroom hours in real estate "appraisal" rather than in "principles and practices" and to delete requirement for 24 additional hours, replacing previous Subdiv. (4) now contained in Subdiv. (1) with new Subdiv. (4) requiring 30-hour course of study, to add prerequisites for salesman's license and to exempt from provisions licenses issued before October 1, 1973; P.A. 73-259 added proviso in Subsec. (d) covering interim period created by switch from biennial to annual renewal; P.A. 73-616 amended Subsec. (c) to raise application fee from $5 to $15 for broker's license and from $5 to $10 for salesman's license, reaffirming changes made in 1969 which apparently were never enacted; P.A. 77-614 clarified responsibilities for examinations dividing duties between commission and consumer protection department in Subsec. (c) and replaced notice and hearing provisions in Subsec. (e) with statement that notice and hearing shall be as provided in consumer protection commissioner's regulations, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-150 amended Subsec. (c) to include provisions for alternative examinations by national testing service and to delete provision re $5 fee for second and subsequent reexaminations; P.A. 81-361 specified that application forms are to be prescribed by the department rather than by commission on and after July 1, 1981; P.A. 82-165 permitted the real estate commission to waive the national testing service portion of the examination if the applicant received a satisfactory score on such exam taken in another state within two years of his application date; P.A. 82-422 amended Subsec. (c) to require commissioner to establish passing scores for examination; P.A. 84-140 amended Subsec. (d) to allow for the reinstatement of expired licenses; P.A. 85-41 amended Subsec. (c) to allow the applicant to take the examination four, rather than three, times per year, and eliminated the commission's authority to require a waiting period before reexamining an applicant; P.A. 85-613 made technical changes, deleting obsolete provisions re licenses issued prior to May 1, 1973; P.A. 88-329 amended section to establish license qualifications, examination requirements, renewal and reinstatement procedures, fees and the right to a hearing for real estate appraisers and residential appraisers, effective July 1, 1989; P.A. 89-251 amended Subsec. (c) to increase the examination fee for a real estate broker's license or a real estate appraiser's license from $15 to $60 and to increase the examination fee for a real estate salesman's license or residential real estate appraiser's license from $10 to $40 and amended Subsec. (f) to increase the fee for a real estate broker's license or real estate appraiser's license from $150 to $450, to increase the fee for a real estate salesman's license or a residential real estate appraiser's license from $75 to $225 to increase the reinstatement fee for a real estate broker's license or a real estate appraiser's license from $100 to $300 and to increase the reinstatement fee for a real estate salesman's license or a residential appraiser's license from $75 to $225; P.A. 90-332 amended section to include references to the real estate appraisal commission, to add provisions re licensing, certification, examinations and educational requirements for general certified and residential certified appraisers and changed the expiration date for all licenses to April thirtieth of each year; P.A. 91-229 amended the section to clarify the licensing, education and certification of residential and general appraisers, made provisions for out-of-state residential and general appraisers, deleted the references to general certified and residential certified appraisers, simplified the application and fee structure for appraisers and real estate salesmen and brokers, added a requirement that the commissioner of consumer protection make a roster of the real estate appraisers and submit it to the appropriate federal regulatory agency and added provision specifying that real estate salesmen and brokers seeking a residential appraiser's license or renewal, with the proper educational and experience requirements, shall not be required to pay the fee for such license or renewal until April 30, 1992; P.A. 93-354 deleted former Subsec. (d)(3) and (4) re qualifications for general appraiser's and residential appraiser's licenses, deleted former Subsec. (f) re qualifications for real estate appraiser's certificate, relettering Subsecs. (g) and (h) as (f) and (g), deleted provisions re appraisers' license and certificate fees in relettered Subsec. (f) and deleted all other references to real estate appraisers throughout section (see Sec. 20-509), effective in accordance with Sec. 20-528; P.A. 94-36 amended Subsec. (g) to delete the specific license renewal date of "April thirtieth", effective January 1, 1995, and changed effective date of P.A. 94-354 but without affecting this section; P.A. 96-200 substituted "salesperson" for "salesman"; P.A. 98-10 made technical changes; P.A. 99-231 amended Subsec. (f) to add provision that $3 of renewal fee is payable to Real Estate Guaranty Fund, effective June 29, 1999; P.A. 03-14 amended Subsec. (d) to substitute 60 classroom hours for 30 classroom hours, effective October 1, 2004; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Commissioner and Department of Consumer Protection with Commissioner and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 07-214 deleted provision re $5.00 annual eligibility renewal fee in Subsec. (c), effective July 1, 2007.

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      Sec. 20-319. Renewal. Continuing education requirements. Regulations. (a) The commission shall authorize the Department of Consumer Protection to issue an annual renewal license to any applicant who possesses the qualifications specified in and otherwise has complied with the provisions of this chapter and any regulation adopted under this chapter. The commission shall authorize said department to issue an annual renewal of a real estate broker's license to any entity licensed pursuant to subsection (b) of section 20-312, provided such entity: (1) Was so licensed as of September 30, 2005, notwithstanding the fact such entity does not meet the requirements for publicly traded corporations required by subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of section 20-312, or (2) changes its designated real estate broker pursuant to subsection (c) of section 20-312.

      (b) There is hereby established an annual renewal license to be issued by the Department of Consumer Protection. Persons licensed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter shall fulfill a continuing education requirement. Applicants for an annual renewal license for real estate brokers or real estate salespersons shall, in addition to the other requirements imposed by the provisions of this chapter, in any even-numbered year, submit proof of compliance with the continuing education requirements of this subsection to the commission, accompanied by an eight-dollar processing fee. The continuing education requirement may be satisfied by successful completion of any of the following during the two-year period preceding such renewal: (1) A course or courses, approved by the commission, of continuing education in current real estate practices and licensing laws consisting of not less than twelve hours of classroom study; or (2) a written examination prepared and administered by either the Department of Consumer Protection, or by a national testing service approved by the department, which demonstrates a knowledge of current real estate practices and licensing laws; or (3) equivalent continuing educational experience or study as determined by regulations adopted pursuant to subsection (d) of this section. An applicant for examination under subdivision (2) of this subsection shall pay the required examination fee to the national testing service, if administered by such testing service, or to the Department of Consumer Protection, if administered by the department.

      (c) If the commission refuses to grant an annual renewal license, the licensee or applicant, upon written notice received as provided for in this chapter, may have recourse to any of the remedies provided by sections 20-314 and 20-322.

      (d) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, in consultation with the commission, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, concerning the approval of schools, institutions or organizations offering courses in current real estate practices and licensing laws and the content of such courses. Such regulations shall include, but not be limited to: (1) Specifications for meeting equivalent continuing educational experience or study; (2) exceptions from continuous education requirements for reasons of health or instances of individual hardship. No school, institution or organization that offers a course in current real estate practices and licensing laws may be disapproved solely because its courses are offered or taught by electronic means, and no course may be disapproved solely because it is offered or taught by electronic means.

      (1953, S. 2345d; P.A. 81-361, S. 22, 39; P.A. 83-472; P.A. 85-109; P.A. 88-329, S. 9, 15; P.A. 89-251, S. 126, 203; P.A. 90-332, S. 12, 32; P.A. 91-229, S. 10, 19; P.A. 93-354, S. 14, 54; P.A. 94-36, S. 41, 42; 94-240, S. 1, 14; P.A. 96-200, S. 12; P.A. 98-10, S. 14; P.A. 03-39, S. 1; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(c), (d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 05-288, S. 85; P.A. 07-214, S. 3.)

      History: P.A. 81-361 amended section to allow the department to issue renewal licenses upon the authorization of the commission on and after July 1, 1981; P.A. 83-472 divided section into Subsecs., provided that no renewal license may be issued on or after May 1, 1986, unless the applicant demonstrates proficiency in real estate practices or takes approved continuing education courses in accordance with the requirements of Subsec. (a) and added Subsec. (c), requiring the commissioner of consumer protection to adopt regulations concerning guidelines for the approval of such courses; P.A. 85-109 clarified the standards for successful completion of the continuing education requirement, moving renewal license provisions from Subsec. (a) to Subsec. (b) and relettering remaining Subsecs. accordingly; P.A. 88-329 amended section to establish renewal and continuing education requirements for real estate appraisers and residential appraisers, effective July 1, 1989; P.A. 89-251 amended Subsec. (b) to increase processing fee from $6 to $8; P.A. 90-332 amended section to include references to the real estate appraisal commission, provisions re certification for general certified and residential certified appraisers, and added Subsec. (c) concerning education requirements for certified appraisers and relettered former Subsecs. (c) and (d) as (d) and (e) respectively; P.A. 91-229 deleted all references to general certified and residential certified appraisers, amended Subsec. (b) to require that applicants for the first renewal license after July 1, 1991, meet all the requirements necessary to conduct business in this state as well as all the requirements mandated by federal regulations, in Subsec. (c) substituted "the required hours" to be determined by the real estate appraisal commission or the appraiser qualifications board of the appraisal foundation for the reference to 20 hours of classroom study, and made technical changes; P.A. 93-354 amended Subsec. (b) to delete provisions re renewal of appraisers' licenses and continuing education requirements for renewal, deleted Subsec. (c) re continuing education requirements for certified appraisers, relettering Subsecs. (d) and (e) accordingly, and removed references to real estate appraisers and real estate appraisal commission throughout section (see Sec. 20-517), effective in accordance with Sec. 20-528; P.A. 94-36 changed effective date of P.A. 93-354 but without affecting this section; P.A. 94-240 in Subsec. (c) substituted "have recourse to" in lieu of "avail himself of", effective July 1, 1994; P.A. 96-200 amended Subsec. (b) to substitute "salespersons" for "salesmen" and made a technical change; P.A. 98-10 made technical changes; P.A. 03-39 amended Subsec. (d) to prohibit disapproval of a school, institution, organization or course solely because it uses electronic means; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Commissioner and Department of Consumer Protection with Commissioner and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 05-288 made a technical change in Subsec. (b), effective July 13, 2005; P.A. 07-214 added provision in Subsec. (a) re commission's authorization for department to issue annual renewal of real estate broker's license subject to certain conditions, effective July 1, 2007.

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      Sec. 20-319a. Change of salesperson's employment or affiliation. Fees. (a) Any licensed real estate salesperson who transfers his employment from one broker to another or his affiliation with a broker as an independent contractor shall register such transfer with, and pay a registration fee of twenty-five dollars to, the commission.

      (b) A fee of twenty-five dollars shall be paid to the commission for the issuance of a license certification.

      (1969, P.A. 398, S. 2; P.A. 81-178, S. 1; P.A. 89-251, S. 127, 203; P.A. 90-332, S. 13, 32; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6, S. 36, 117; P.A. 96-200, S. 13; P.A. 98-10, S. 15; P.A. 07-214, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 81-178 increased fee for transfer of registration from $3 to $10 and required salesmen affiliated with brokers as independent contractors to pay fee and added Subsec. (b) re fee for issuance of license certification or duplicate; P.A. 89-251 increased fees for transfer of registration and for issuance of a license or a duplicate from $10 to $15; P.A. 90-332 amended section to specify that fees be paid to "real estate" commission; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6 amended Subsecs. (a) and (b)to increase fees from $15 to $25; P.A. 96-200 substituted "salesperson" for "salesman"; P.A. 98-10 made technical changes; P.A. 07-214 deleted provision re $25 duplicate license certificate fee in Subsec. (b), effective July 1, 2007.

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      Sec. 20-327b. Residential condition reports. Exemption. Regulations. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, each person who offers residential property in the state for sale, exchange or for lease with option to buy, shall provide a written residential condition report to the prospective purchaser at any time prior to the prospective purchaser's execution of any binder, contract to purchase, option, or lease containing a purchase option. A photocopy, duplicate original, facsimile transmission, or other exact reproduction or duplicate of the written residential condition report containing the prospective purchaser's written receipt shall be attached to any written offer, binder or contract to purchase. A photocopy, duplicate original, facsimile transmission or other exact reproduction or duplicate of the written residential condition report containing the signatures of both seller and purchaser, shall be attached to any agreement to purchase the property.

      (b) The following shall be exempt from the provisions of this section: (1) Any transfer from one or more co-owners solely to one or more of the co-owners; (2) transfers made to the spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, child, grandparent or grandchild of the transferor where no consideration is paid; (3) transfers pursuant to an order of the court; (4) transfers of newly-constructed residential real property for which an implied warranty is provided under chapter 827; (5) transfers made by executors, administrators, trustees or conservators; (6) transfers by the federal government, any political subdivision thereof or any corporation, institution or quasi-governmental agency chartered by the federal government; (7) transfers by deed in lieu of foreclosure; (8) transfers by the state of Connecticut or any political subdivision thereof; (9) transfers of property which was the subject of a contract or option entered into prior to January 1, 1996; and (10) any transfer of property acquired by a judgment of strict foreclosure or by foreclosure by sale or by a deed in lieu of foreclosure.

      (c) The provisions of this section shall apply only to transfers by sale, exchange or lease with option to buy, of residential real property consisting of not less than one nor more than four dwelling units which shall include cooperatives and condominiums, and shall apply to all transfers, with or without the assistance of a licensed real estate broker or salesperson, as defined in section 20-311.

      (d) (1) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, shall, by regulations adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, prescribe the form of the written residential disclosure report required by this section and sections 20-327c to 20-327e, inclusive. The regulations shall provide that the form include information concerning municipal assessments, including, but not limited to, sewer or water charges applicable to the property. Such information shall include: (A) Whether such assessment is in effect and the amount of the assessment; (B) whether there is an assessment on the property that has not been paid, and if so, the amount of the unpaid assessment; and (C) to the extent of the seller's knowledge, whether there is reason to believe that the municipality may impose an assessment in the future.

      (2) Such form of the written residential disclosure report shall contain the following:

      (A) A certification by the seller in the following form:

      "To the extent of the seller's knowledge as a property owner, the seller acknowledges that the information contained above is true and accurate for those areas of the property listed. In the event a real estate broker or salesperson is utilized, the seller authorizes the brokers or salespersons to provide the above information to prospective buyers, selling agents or buyers' agents.

.... (Date) .... (Seller)
.... (Date) .... (Seller)"


      (B) A certification by the buyer in the following form:

      "The buyer is urged to carefully inspect the property and, if desired, to have the property inspected by an expert. The buyer understands that there are areas of the property for which the seller has no knowledge and that this disclosure statement does not encompass those areas. The buyer also acknowledges that the buyer has read and received a signed copy of this statement from the seller or seller's agent.

.... (Date) .... (Seller)
.... (Date) .... (Seller)"


      (C) A statement concerning the responsibility of real estate brokers in the following form:

      "This report in no way relieves a real estate broker of the broker's obligation under the provisions of section 20-328-5a of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies to disclose any material facts. Failure to do so could result in punitive action taken against the broker, such as fines, suspension or revocation of license."

      (D) A statement that any representations made by the seller on the written residential disclosure report shall not constitute a warranty to the buyer.

      (E) A statement that the written residential disclosure report is not a substitute for inspections, tests and other methods of determining the physical condition of property.

      (F) Information concerning environmental matters such as lead, radon, subsurface sewage disposal, flood hazards and, if the residence is or will be served by well water, as defined in section 21a-150, the results of any water test performed for volatile organic compounds and such other topics as the Commissioner of Consumer Protection may determine would be of interest to a buyer.

      (G) A statement that information concerning the residence address of a person convicted of a crime may be available from law enforcement agencies or the Department of Public Safety and that the Department of Public Safety maintains a site on the Internet listing information about the residence address of persons required to register under section 54-251, 54-252, 54-253 or 54-254, who have so registered.

      (e) On or after January 1, 1996, the Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall make available the residential disclosure report prescribed in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 20-327c to 20-327e, inclusive, to the Division of Real Estate, all municipal town clerks, the Connecticut Association of Realtors, Inc., and any other person or institution that the commissioner believes would aid in the dissemination and distribution of such form. The commissioner shall also cause information concerning such form and the completion of such form to be disseminated in a manner best calculated, in the commissioner's judgment, to reach members of the public, attorneys and real estate licensees.

      (P.A. 95-311, S. 1, 5; P.A. 96-200, S. 1; P.A. 98-10, S. 39; P.A. 00-179; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(c); P.A. 04-144, S. 5; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 06-81, S. 1; P.A. 07-217, S. 87.)

      History: P.A. 95-311 effective January 1, 1996; P.A. 96-200 amended Subsec. (a) re the timing and medium of residential condition reports, amended Subdiv. (10) of Subsec. (b) to require "strict foreclosure", amended Subsec. (c) to include "cooperatives and condominiums", and substituted "salesperson" for "salesman"; P.A. 98-10 made technical changes in Subsecs. (a) and (b); P.A. 00-179 amended Subsec. (b) to make a technical change for the purpose of gender neutrality and amended Subsec. (d) to add provisions in Subdiv. (1) requiring regulations to provide that the form include information concerning municipal assessments and delete "on or before January 1, 1996", to add new Subdiv. (2)(G) requiring statement re information on the residence address of a person convicted of a crime, and to make a technical change for the purpose of gender neutrality; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 replaced Commissioner of Consumer Protection with Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-144 amended Subsec. (d)(2)(F) by requiring form to contain information re flood hazards; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 06-81 amended Subsec. (d)(2)(F) to require disclosure report to contain information on the results of any water test performed for volatile organic compounds if the residence is or will be served by well water; P.A. 07-217 made technical changes in Subsec. (d)(1), effective July 12, 2007.

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      Sec. 20-327g. Notice of list of properties upon which hunting or shooting sports regularly take place. Liability not imposed by section. (a) With respect to a contract for the sale of a one-to-four family residential real property, if the seller provides written notice to the purchaser, prior to, or upon, entering into the contract, that a list of local properties upon which hunting or shooting sports regularly take place may be available at the office of the town clerk, the seller and any real estate licensee shall be deemed to have fully satisfied any duty to disclose the presence of local properties upon which hunting or shooting sports regularly take place, even if (1) the list is not available at the office of the town clerk, or (2) there is an error, omission or inaccuracy in the list.

      (b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to impose liability on a seller or real estate licensee for failing to disclose the existence of properties upon which hunting or shooting sports regularly take place.

      (c) No seller or real estate licensee shall be required to compile, or contribute to the compilation of, in whole or in part, the list of properties upon which hunting or shooting sports regularly take place.

      (P.A. 07-214, S. 6.)

      History: P.A. 07-214 effective July 1, 2007.

      See Sec. 7-32k re list of properties upon which hunting and shooting sports take place maintained by town clerks.

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      Sec. 20-329c. Secretary as agent for service of process; bond; license required. Except as provided in section 20-329b, no subdivision or lot, parcel, unit or interest in any subdivision shall in any way be offered or disposed of in this state by any person or broker until: (1) Such person or broker has appointed in writing the Secretary of the State and his or her successors in office to be such person's or broker's attorney, upon whom all process, in any action or proceeding against such person or broker, may be served. Such person or broker shall agree in such written appointment that any process against such person or broker which is served on the Secretary of the State shall be of the same legal force and validity as if served on such person or broker and that such appointment shall continue in force as long as any liability remains outstanding against such person or broker in this state. Such written appointment shall be acknowledged before an officer authorized to take acknowledgments of deeds and shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of the State, and copies certified by the Secretary of the State shall be sufficient evidence of such appointment and agreement; (2) such person or broker has posted with the commission such bond, in favor of the state, as the commission may require with surety in such amount as the commission may in its discretion determine. No bond which may be required under sections 20-329a to 20-329m, inclusive, shall be accepted for filing unless it is with a surety company authorized to do business in this state. Any person aggrieved by an act of the principal named in such bond in violation of the provisions of this chapter may proceed on such bond against the principal or surety therein, or both, to recover damages; and (3) such person or broker has received a license under section 20-329f. Any person or broker violating the provisions of this section shall be fined not less than one thousand dollars and not more than five thousand dollars for each offense.

      (1969, P.A. 697, S. 3; P.A. 98-10, S. 44; P.A. 07-217, S. 88.)

      History: P.A. 98-10 made technical changes; P.A. 07-217 made technical changes, effective July 12, 2007.

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