While you may not like the fact that you have to disclose issues with your home that could bring down its value, the reality is that this really is the best way to go about selling a house. There are definite problems you are going to end up facing if you fail to list anything on the disclosure statement that will impact the value of the home you are selling. Even if the sale goes through, at some point the new owners are going to end up finding out about the problems with the house. They will then likely call in a professional to evaluate these problems. The professional will then be likely to inform them that the problem has been present for a while, which means that the problem was there when they bought the house.
Now comes the bad news. Since the problem was present when you sold the house, you are probably going to end up in court. If it is found that you knowingly hid defects in the house you were selling you are going to end up footing what could become a very pricey repair bill. The point here is that you can choose to disclose issues with your home up front so that the buyer is aware of the problem. They may ask for repairs or may choose not to buy the house at all. But if you don't disclose problems you are aware of then you are going to end up paying for them anyway. So do the right thing and avoid a lot of long term hassles, make sure you are honest on your disclosure statement when selling a home in Florida.