City of La Crescenta Montrose Retrofit (Code Compliance) Requirements When Selling

When selling a home in the area of La Crescenta Montrose, CA, the following items should be checked by a independent third party retrofitter for full compliance. This ensures all parties, including agents and their brokers, will be covered in case of loss, injury or death after escrow closes.

When selling a property here for 2023, the following items will be checked. These items are state mandated code compliance items.

  1. Working smoke detectors in each bedroom and bedroom hallways. If two levels, a working smoke detector on each level at least. Hard wired or battery only type is OK.
  2. A working CO detector on each level, central to the living area or near the bedrooms. Note: Small homes are more susceptible to carbon monoxide incidences than larger, spacious homes. If a bedroom has a fireplace, a CO detector is required in that bedroom.
  3. Double strapped hot water heater tank. If water heater is tank-less, no strapping is required. Strapping is intended to prevent the water heater tank from tipping over and erupting any sheared gas line during an earthquake.
  4. Low flow toilets, meaning most toilets installed after mid-1990s. Most of the time, it will say ‘1.6GBF’ or similar somewhere near the base of the water tank or inside the tank. You can always send us a photo of the toilet if you are not sure.

La Crescenta Montrose does not require an automatic earthquake shut off valve when selling.

La Crescenta Montrose is located in the un-incorporated area of Los Angeles County, and is not an incorporated city like Glendale or Burbank.

Call us if you have any questions at 310.800.4418.

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