City of Alhambra Retrofit (Code Compliance) Requirements When Selling

Most Realtors in the city of Alhambra commonly ‘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.

When selling a home here, or anywhere in the county of Los Angeles, 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 Alhambra, upon sale, do 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. 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.

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

City of Alhambra

111 South First Street

Alhambra, CA 91801


Alhambra retrofitter

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