Calabasas Retrofit (Code Compliance) Requirements When Selling

Most Realtors in the city of Calabasas ‘waive’ RPA governmental code compliance when selling, even though given the option, many sellers would opt for a ‘retrofit’ or ‘code compliance’ inspection upon sale to cover their liability after the close of their escrow.

When selling a home in the city of Calabasas, the following items should be checked by a ‘dis-interested’ and independent third party retrofitter for full compliance. This ensures all parties, including sellers, agents and their brokers, will be covered in case of problems after the close of escrow.

Homes in Calabasas, California, upon sale, require working smoke detectors in each bedroom and bedroom hallway, and on each floor. Smoke detectors can be either battery type or hard wired type. Seismic EQ valve on gas meter is not required. Carbon monoxide detector on each level at least, and in every sleeping room with a gas appliance. Hot Water heater tank must be double strapped. Tankless water heaters do not need to be strapped. Low flow toilets and showerheads in each bathroom, state standard is 1.6 GBF or less.

These are state required items. The city of Calabasas does not have its own certificate of compliance, but adheres to the state of California’s requirements. More information here.

Call us with any questions you may have at 310-800-4418.

City of Calabasas

100 Civic Center Way

Calabasas, CA 91302


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