California has rolled out a new law this year that all plumbing fixture in single family/townhouse/condo residences built on or prior to January 1st 1994 must be water conserving for any remodels or new construction.
At this time, it’s not a point of sale requirement. However, some counties and cities may have adopted a rule that all fixtures must be water conserving at close of escrow. Still others like San Francisco require an inspection.
Be sure to check your local Association of REALTORS, or county/city websites to determine if your next transaction will require these types of fixtures. There are some exceptions like historical buildings and inaccessible plumbing! Discuss with your clients the potential costs of replacement.
Some of the county/city disclosures have the water conserving plumbing fixture language. But many more do not. Best practice is to incorporate the CAR Water Conserving Plumbing Fixture and Carbon Monoxide into your disclosure requirements.
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