REALWorld Law

Sale and purchase

Specific legislation

Does a special set of laws apply to the transfer of title to any of the following types of real estate: residential, industrial, offices, retail and hotels?

United States

United States

Not generally, although certain state laws may be targeted at specific classes of property. For instance, special environmental disclosure laws apply in some states with respect to certain categories of industrial property and some states impose protections for the security deposits of residential tenants upon a transfer of title by their landlord. Additionally, almost all states have laws specific to the sale of residential properties, typically between end users and typically involving required disclosures by sellers.