Valley Village area Retrofit (Code Compliance) Requirements When Selling

Many Realtors in the Valley Village area, and nearby San Fernando Valley areas, 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. If noted on the RPA when selling, retrofit and code compliance items for the city of Los Angeles should be addressed.

When selling a home in the city of Los Angeles, Valley Village area, the following items should be checked by a 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.

Valley Village is located in the city of Los Angeles. Homes in Valley Village and nearby areas require working smoke detectors in each bedroom, bedroom hallway, and on each floor. Smoke detectors can be either battery type or hard wired type in a detached home. In an attached home, the smoke detectors need to be hard wired. Seismic EQ valve on gas meter is required. Carbon monoxide detector on each level at least, and can be either battery type, hard wired type or plug in type. Hot Water heater tank must be double strapped. Tankless water heaters do not need to be strapped. Low flow toilets and showerhead in each bathroom.

Here is the list from the city of Los Angeles for items to be certified when selling. More information here when selling.

More information here on the Valley Village Neighborhood Council.

Valley Village Neighborhood Council

PO Box 4703

Valley Village, CA 91617


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