Sellers Disclosure - Sex Offenders

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Do any registered sex offenders live nearby?  When looking to purchase a home, this question may come to mind.  To find the answer, you will need to look beyond the Seller’s Disclosure Notice.  The Texas Code of Criminal Procedures provides that an owner of residential real property or any broker or salesperson in a residential real estate transaction shall have no duty to make a disclosure to a prospective buyer about a registered sex offender.  This may be due in part to the fact that this information can easily be found on the Internet.  I recommend that buyers go to https://www. where they can access a map that shows where registered sex offenders live.