Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Washington

Q: Do I have a legal obligation to disclose a noise complaint filed by my former tenant to prospective buyers of my condo?

I own a condo in Seattle, Washington. My tenant has been experiencing noise from the unit above. Resolution has not be achievable even with the HOA's involvement. My tenant has decided to break his lease and move out. If I sell my unit, do I have the legal obligation to disclose the noise/reason for my tenant's departure if not asked? If asked why the tenant left, how much do I have to disclose? I have neither personally heard the noise nor has it been verified by a third party. I believe it was enough of a disturbance for my tenant to leave but I do not know how sensitive he is to noise either. If this discussion with prospective buyers never comes up and the sale goes through, am I liable for anything in the future if the noise issue arises with the new owners? Can they sue me for not disclosing? Do they have any recourse against me? Thank you for your help.

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