§ 5-20.8-1 Definitions
§ 5-20.8-2 Disclosure requirements
§ 5-20.8-3 Exemptions
§ 5-20.8-4 Buyer’s rights to inspection
§ 5-20.8-5 Real estate disclosure form acknowledgement — Inclusion in real estate sales agreements — Penalty for violation
§ 5-20.8-6 Disclosure of psychologically impacted property
§ 5-20.8-7 Public agency notification
§ 5-20.8-8 Expert report
§ 5-20.8-9 Seller and agent liability
§ 5-20.8-10 Subsequent acts
§ 5-20.8-11 Lead inspection requirement
§ 5-20.8-12 Private well testing requirement
§ 5-20.8-13 Cesspool inspection requirement

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 5-20.8

  • Account: means the Uninsured Motorist Identification Restricted Account created in § 31-47. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.4-1.
  • Administrator: means the administrator of the division of motor vehicles in the department of revenue. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47-2.
  • Agent: means any individual or entity acting on behalf of a seller or buyer to effect the transfer of real estate. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-20.8-1.
  • Agreement to transfer: means a purchase and sale agreement, installment sales contract, option to purchase agreement or other agreement intended to effect the transfer of real estate from a seller to a buyer. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-20.8-1.
  • Buyer: means any individual or entity seeking to obtain title to real estate from a seller for consideration. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-20.8-1.
  • Closing: means the time at which real estate is transferred from seller to buyer and consideration is delivered to the seller or to a settlement agent with the intention of imminent delivery upon the recording of pertinent documents and other ministerial acts associated with settlement. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-20.8-1.
  • CMAQ: means the federal congestion mitigation and air quality improvement program, reauthorized by congress in 2005 by Sections 1101, 1103 and 1808 of the safe, accountable, flexible, efficient transportation equity act: a legacy for users (SAFETEA-LU) (Pub. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.3-2.
  • Commissioner: means the insurance commissioner of this state. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47-2.
  • Compliance certificate: means a written statement, instrument or device indicating that a motor vehicle complies with the standards and criteria for motor vehicle emissions inspection. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.1-2.
  • Contractor: means any person contracting directly or indirectly with the state to provide labor, services, materials and/or equipment for the performance of a public works contract. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.3-2.
  • Database: means the Uninsured Motorist Identification Database created in § 31-47. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.4-1.
  • Dealer engaged in the business of leasing motor vehicles: means any person engaged in the business of regularly making available, offering to make available, or arranging for another person to use a motor vehicle pursuant to a bailment, lease, or other contractual arrangement. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47-2.
  • Deficient conditions: means any land restrictions, defect, malfunction, breakage, or unsound condition existing on, in, across or under the real estate of which the seller has knowledge. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-20.8-1.
  • DEM: means the Rhode Island department of environmental management. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.3-2.
  • Department: means the department of business regulation. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44-1.
  • Department: means the department of business regulation. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44.2-2.
  • Department: means the department of revenue. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.1-2.
  • DERA: means the federal diesel emission reduction act, enacted by congress as sections 791 through 797 of the energy policy Act of 2005 (Pub. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.3-2.
  • Designated agent: means the third party the division of motor vehicles contracts with under § 31-47. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.4-1.
  • Director: means the director of the department of business regulation. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44-1.
  • Director: refers to the director of the department of environmental management (DEM). See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.3-2.
  • Division: means the division of motor vehicles. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.4-1.
  • DOT: means the Rhode Island department of transportation. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.3-2.
  • Driver: means every person who drives, or is in actual physical control of, a motor vehicle. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47-2.
  • Entry requirements: means any written, nondiscriminatory criteria for resident selection incorporated into the rules and regulations of a mobile- and manufactured-home park which are equally applied by the licensee to all purchasers and prospective residents. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44-1.
  • Equipment list: means a list of all equipment owned, rented, or leased to be used on site. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.3-2.
  • Fee schedule: means an itemized list of fees for goods or services sold or performed by a mobile- and manufactured-home park licensee including, but not limited to, the entrance fee, hook-up fee, and maintenance fee, if any. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44-1.
  • Financial security bond: means for each motor vehicle a bond executed by the owner and by a surety company duly authorized to transact business in this state. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47-2.
  • Financial security deposit: means for each motor vehicle the deposit with the assistant director of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) in cash or securities, such as may legally be purchased by savings banks or trust funds, of a market value of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000). See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47-2.
  • Fleet owner: means a person, business or the state that owns ten (10) or more heavy duty vehicles operating in Rhode Island. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.3-2.
  • Hook-up fee: means a reasonable fee for the services required to install a mobile and manufactured home on a mobile- and manufactured-home space or lot. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44-1.
  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16.
  • Landowner: means the owner of the real property on which an abandoned mobile or manufactured home is located. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44.2-2.
  • License: includes any license, permit, or privilege to operate a motor vehicle issued under the laws of this state including:

    (i) Any temporary instruction permit or examiner's driving permit;

    (ii) The privilege of any person to drive a motor vehicle whether or not the person holds a valid license; or

    (iii) Any nonresident's operating privilege. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47-2.

  • Licensee: means any person or agent licensed under § 31-44-1. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44-1.
  • Licensee: means any person or agent licensed under § 31-44-1. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44.2-2.
  • magistrate: may be construed to mean a justice, or a clerk acting as a justice, of a district court. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16.
  • Mobile and manufactured home: means a detached residential unit designed:

    (i) For a long term occupancy and containing sleeping accommodations, a flush toilet, and a tub or shower bath and kitchen facilities, and having both permanent plumbing and electrical connections for attachment to outside systems;

    (ii) To be transported on its own wheels or on a flatbed or other trailer or detachable wheels; and

    (iii) To be placed on pads, piers, or tied down, at the site where it is to be occupied as a residence complete and ready for occupancy, except for minor and incidental unpacking and assembly operations and connection to utilities systems. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44-1.

  • Mobile- and manufactured-home space or lot: means a plot of ground within a mobile- and manufactured-home park designed for the accommodation of one mobile and manufactured home. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44-1.
  • Motor vehicle: means any vehicle driven or drawn by mechanical power for use on the public streets, roads, and highways;

    (2) "Odometer" means an instrument for measuring and recording the actual distance a motor vehicle travels while in operation;

    (3) "Person" means any individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or business trust including, but not limited to, private individuals and motor vehicle dealers, both wholesale and retail, whether the private individual or dealer is a dealer in the ordinary course of business or not;

    (4) "Repair and replacement" means to restore to a sound working condition by replacing the instrument or any part thereof or by correcting what is inoperative;

    (5) "Transfer" means to acquire ownership by purchase, gift, bequest, or any other means. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-23.2-2.

  • Motor vehicle: means every vehicle required to display registration plates for operation upon public highways of this state. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47-2.
  • Motor vehicle: means every vehicle which is self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails, except vehicles moved exclusively by human power and motorized wheelchairs. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.1-2.
  • Motor vehicle accident: means any accident involving a motor vehicle that results in bodily injury to, or death of, any person, or damage to the property of any person in excess of five hundred dollars ($500). See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47-2.
  • Motor vehicle emissions inspection: means a test of the emissions of air contaminants from a motor vehicle and any visual and functional checks related to the emission of air contaminants from a motor vehicle conducted pursuant to this chapter. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.1-2.
  • Municipality: means the city or town in which the mobile or manufactured home is located. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44.2-2.
  • Nonresident: means every person who is not a resident of this state. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47-2.
  • Owner: means a licensee or permittee or any person who owns, operates, or maintains a mobile- and manufactured-home park. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44-1.
  • Owner: means a person who holds the legal title of a motor vehicle. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47-2.
  • park: means a plot of ground upon which four (4) or more mobile and manufactured homes, occupied for residential purposes are located. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44-1.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6.
  • Person: includes every natural person, firm, partnership, association, or corporation. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47-2.
  • Program: means the Uninsured Motorist Identification Database Program created in § 31-47. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.4-1.
  • Proof of financial security: means proof of ability to respond in damages for liability arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of a motor vehicle as evidenced by an owner's policy of liability insurance, a financial security bond, a financial security deposit, or qualification as a self-insurer under this title, or in the case of a nonresident, under self-insurance provisions of the laws of the jurisdiction of that nonresident. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47-2.
  • Prospective resident: means an applicant for admission to a mobile- and manufactured-home park who is ready, willing, and able to buy a mobile and manufactured home owned and offered for sale by a licensee or resident, and who is able to meet the entrance requirements of the rules of the park. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44-1.
  • Protected lawful action: means any report of a violation of this chapter, or of any applicable building or health code, or any other justified complaint to a governmental authority, or any other justified lawful act by the resident(s) or prospective resident(s). See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44-1.
  • Public works contract: means a contract with a state agency for a construction program or project involving the construction, demolition, restoration, rehabilitation, repair, renovation, or abatement of any building, structure, tunnel, excavation, roadway, park or bridge; a contract with a state agency regarding the preparation for any construction program or project involving the construction, demolition, restoration, rehabilitation, repair, renovation, or abatement of any building, structure, tunnel, excavation, roadway, park or bridge; or a contract with a state agency for any final work involved in the completion of any construction program or project involving the construction, demolition, restoration, rehabilitation, repair, renovation, or abatement of any building, structure, tunnel, excavation, roadway, park or bridge. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.3-2.
  • Qualified sale: means the sale of a mobile- and manufactured-home park to a resident organization with the goal of resident ownership by at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the homeowner households residing in the park. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44-1.
  • real estate: may be construed to include lands, tenements, and hereditaments and rights thereto and interests therein. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-10.
  • Real estate: means vacant land or real property and improvements consisting of a house or building containing one to four (4) dwelling units. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-20.8-1.
  • Registration: means registration certificates and registration plates issued under the laws of this state pertaining to the registration of motor vehicles. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47-2.
  • Reprisal: means any act taken against the resident(s) which is intended as a penalty for any protected lawful action taken by the resident(s). See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44-1.
  • Resident: means an owner or renter occupying a mobile and manufactured home in a mobile- and manufactured-home park with the consent of the owner as defined in subdivision (11) of this section. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44-1.
  • Security deposit: means a sum not to exceed the monthly rental which a licensee may require a resident of a rented mobile or manufactured home to deposit as security in case of damage caused by the resident in excess of ordinary wear and tear. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44-1.
  • Seller: means any individual or entity seeking to transfer title to real estate to a buyer for consideration. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-20.8-1.
  • Standards for mobile and manufactured homes: means any written, nondiscriminatory minimum specifications for structural soundness, safety, and habitability adopted by the department or any other government agency. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-44-1.
  • State: when used in this chapter, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, means any state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any province of the Dominion of Canada. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47-2.
  • state: shall mean state agencies or when related to "contractors" in this statute, the "state" shall mean the procuring agency or procuring agent. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.3-2.
  • State agency: means each state board, commission, department, or officer, other than quasi-public corporations, the legislature or the courts, authorized by law to make rules or to determine contested cases. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.3-2.
  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9.
  • Transfer: means the sale or conveyance, exchange of, or option to purchase any real estate. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-20.8-1.
  • Ultra low sulfur diesel fuel: means diesel fuel having sulfur content of fifteen parts per million (15ppm) of sulfur or less, as defined by the U. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.3-2.
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8.
  • vehicle: means any on-road or nonroad vehicle powered by diesel fuel and having a gross vehicle weight of greater than fourteen thousand (14,000) pounds, or in the case of a nonroad vehicle, powered by diesel fuel and an engine with a rating of at least seventy-five (75) horsepower, including, but not limited to, non-stationary generators. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.3-2.
  • Waiver certificate: means a written statement, instrument or device indicating the requirement of compliance with the standards and criteria for motor vehicle emissions inspection for a particular motor vehicle has been waived. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-47.1-2.