Q. I’m selling my house and understand I need to disclose any issues I’ve had. The house had an electrical fire but that was years before I moved in and we haven’t had any problems. Is that something I need to disclose?

A. Yes, you need to disclose any issues that you have personally had or any issues that you are aware of from prior owners.  I encourage sellers to disclose everything they can think of.  If you don’t disclose something and a potential buyer finds out, they wonder what else has not been disclosed, regardless of if the omission was intentional.  In addition, if you don’t disclose and the new owner has a problem related to the initial issue, they could come back to you for damages if there is knowledge that you knew about it but failed to disclose the information.