Oak Park Retrofit (Code Compliance) Requirements When Selling

Most Realtors in Oak Park, Ventura County, tend to ‘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 Oak Park area of Ventura County, 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 Oak Park, 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. 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.

All of Oak Park is located in the county of Ventura. These general guidelines apply for most of Ventura County, which would be the same (generally) as for the state of California, per CAR (California Association of Realtors).

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

County of Ventura

800 S Victoria Avenue

Ventura, CA 93009


Oak Park retrofit when selling

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