Real Estate Terms Dictionary


Definition of 'Declaration'

A declaration in real estate commonly refers to a Condominium Declaration, which is an indispensable legal document for creating a condominium. It includes descriptions of the property, the common elements, the ownership units and the terms and conditions concerning an acceptable use of the residence.

For more details, read about the Condominium Declaration here.

The more general meaning of a declaration is that of a legal document through which a party acknowledges a certain action (e.g. waving certain rights).


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Declaration - example



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The glossary is intended to provide real estate professionals and home buyers with a basic understanding of various specialized terms related to legal rights over a property. All terms appear in public records such as ACRIS. We do not take responsibility for the legal accuracy of the definitions provided and ask that use of these explanations in a legal setting be made only after checking with a lawyer or another specialist in the field.