Resources

The team at California Disclosures™ has assembled this list of regulatory documents for quick reference. Feel free to download these documents and provide them to prospective purchaser's as part of your real estate disclosure obligations.

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Mold Moisture and Your Home A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home

This Guide published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides information and guidance for homeowners and renters on how to clean up residential mold problems and how to prevent mold growth.

U.S. EPA
Combined Guide to Earthquake Safety and Environmental Hazards Pamphlets

A complimentary combination of informational pamphlets for use in residential real estate disclosures – assembled by California Disclosures™

  • Receipt of Documents and Signature Pages
  • Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquakes Safety (California Seismic Safety Commission, 2005)
  • Residential Environmental Hazards: A Guide for Homeowners, Homebuyers, Landlords and Tenants (California Environmental Protection Agency, 2011)
  • Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home (United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2003)
  • Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Booklet (California Energy Commission)
Home Energy Rating System

If you are selling your home and had upgrades made to the heating/cooling system WITHOUT the required permits or duct testing, BE SURE TO DISCLOSE THIS ON YOUR REAL ESTATE TRANSFER DISCLOSURE STATEMENT.  If you are preparing to buy a home that had duct work performed after October 2005, ask to see the duct testing report, or an explanation as to why such testing was not required.  For more information, visit: http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/2013standards/index.html

 

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) and Duct Testing
Homeowner's Guide to Earthquake Safety

Earthquakes, especially major ones, are dangerous, inevitable, and a fact of life in California.  As a current or potential homeowner you should be very concerned about earthquake dangers not only for yourself and your loved ones, but also for your property.  Most property damage caused by earthquakes ends up being handled and paid for by the homeowner.  This booklet prepared by the California Seismic Safety Commission has two primary purposes: 1) it is a guide for preparing your home for an earthquake and 2) is is designed to assist you in filling out the Residential Earthquake Hazards Report required of homeowner's when they sell.

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Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home

Many houses and apartments built before 1978 have paint that contains high levels of lead (called lead-based paint).  Owners, Buyers, and Renters are encouraged to check for lead before renting, buying or renovating pre-1978 housing.  This pamphlet prepared by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides information that must be provided to individuals before buying, renting, or renovating pre-1978 housing.

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Residential Environmental Hazards: A Guide for Homeowners, Homebuyers, Landlords and Tenants

In California, sellers are required to disclose the presence of any known environmental hazard.  It is in the seller's and prospective buyer's interest to know about common residential environmental hazards, where they may be found, and how they might be addressed.  This guidebook was published by the California Environmental Protection Agency (2011) to inform the homeowner and prospective homeowner about environmental hazards that may be located on or affecting residential property.

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