Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures Must be Disclosed by California Home Sellers


California government has favored consumers for years and has a number of laws on seller disclosures to protect home buyers.

New CA law – CA Senate Bill 837 – says that home sellers must disclose to buyers whether there are water-conserving plumbing fixtures.

The TRANSFER DISCLOSURE STATEMENT (form provided by California Association of REALTORs) has been revised to include checkbox in Section IIA for a seller to disclose whether the property has water-conserving plumbing fixtures (low-flow toilets, shower heads, and faucets).

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This revised transfer disclosure statement (TDS) also clarifies in Section IIB that, by January 1, 2017, a single family residence built on or before January 1, 1994 must generally be equipped with water-conserving plumbing fixtures.

In other words – starting as of January 1, 2017 – any California home built before January 1, 1994, will require water-conserving plumbing fixtures as a point of sale mandate.

If, however, the single-family residence is altered or improved on or after January 1, 2014, the water-conserving plumbing fixtures must be a condition of final permit approval. CA REAL ESTATE LAW

CA Senate Bill 837 was chaptered as state law and codified as Cal. Civil Code § 1102.6 – became effective on January 1, 2012.


Source of information is California Association of REALTORs – and chaptered bill – CA Senate Bill 837

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