House Bill No. 6921
               House Bill No. 6921

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-41


AN  ACT CONCERNING DISCLOSURE OF REPRESENTATION IN
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  20-325d  of  the  general statutes is
repealed and the following is substituted in  lieu
thereof:
    On  and  after  January 1, 1995, a real estate
broker or real estate salesperson  licensed  under
this  chapter,  who  is  acting as an agent of the
seller or lessor, shall make a written  disclosure
of whom he represents in a real estate transaction
to  prospective  purchasers  and  lessees  at  the
beginning of the first personal meeting concerning
the prospective purchaser's or  lessee's  specific
needs, UNLESS SUCH PROSPECTIVE PURCHASER OR LESSEE
IS REPRESENTED BY ANOTHER REAL  ESTATE  BROKER  OR
REAL   ESTATE   SALESPERSON  LICENSED  UNDER  THIS
CHAPTER. Such disclosure shall be  signed  by  the
prospective  purchaser  or  lessee and attached to
any offer or agreement to purchase or lease signed
by  the  prospective purchaser or lessee. Whenever
any real estate broker or real estate  salesperson
intends  to  act  as  an agent for the prospective
purchaser  or  lessee,  he  shall  disclose   such
intended  representation  to  the seller or lessor
[or  the  seller's  or  lessor's  agent]  at   the
beginning  of  the first personal meeting with the
seller or lessor  [or  the  seller's  or  lessor's
agent]  concerning  the  seller's or lessor's real
property,  UNLESS  SUCH  SELLER   OR   LESSOR   IS
REPRESENTED  BY ANOTHER REAL ESTATE BROKER OR REAL
ESTATE SALESPERSON LICENSED UNDER THIS CHAPTER. On
or  before  January  1,  1995, the Commissioner of
Consumer Protection, shall adopt such  regulations
in  accordance with chapter 54 as the commissioner
deems necessary to carry  out  the  provisions  of
this section.

Approved May 14, 1997