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My advice to a seller... as soon as you ask "Do I need to disclose..."
Then I answer yes, you need to disclose. It is better to lean on the side of caution.
Brian McGreevy, Broker/Owner
Sarasota Home Realty
It may not fall under the category of Electrical repair, but it should be mentioned somewhere on the disclosures.
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However, they do operate off of a 110V power source in a normal electrical outlet. If an existing outlet, externally mounted, was relocated a short distance to accommodate moving the door opener, then typically a permit would not be required. If, however, a new circuit was run or a recessed outlet was relocated, then permits would have been in order. Relocating an outlet might be considered a repair. It could also be considered an upgrade, depending on the circumstances. If a new outlet was run to the relocated garage door opener, that could definitely be considered an upgrade.
As you can see, without physically inspecting your property, it is very difficult to give a precise opinion. What did the Property Inspector that you hired to inspect the home have to say about the situation?
These comments constitute an opinion only: if you are trying to assess the scope of a prior ownerâ€™s
â€œrepairsâ€ to see if you have recourse due to faulty or fraudulent disclosure â€“ then you need to be talking to an attorney.