Westchester Area Retrofit (Code Compliance) Requirements When Selling

When selling a home in the city of Los Angeles, Westchester 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.

Westchester is located in the city of Los Angeles, just North of LAX airport. Homes in the Westchester area 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 per city of LA regulations. A seismic earthquake valve on gas meter is required. Carbon monoxide detectors are required on each level at least, and can be either battery type, hard wired type or plug in type. The 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 of 1.6 gallons per flush, or less, are required upon transfer.

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Los Angeles, CA 90012

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