Seller’s Disclosures – Noncompliant Water Fixtures
Knowledge is power!
The seller is required to disclose to the buyer the requirements concerning water conserving plumbing fixtures and whether the property contains any noncompliant water fixtures. This is going to be challenging for some sellers. Read the below paragraph. Bottom-line, the seller property inspection is going to be a critical step in helping the seller properly disclose. Your property inspector is going to have to note all the non-compliant fixtures in his/her report.
Noncompliant Water Fixtures: Noncompliant water fixtures are any of the following under Civil Code §1101.3.
(i) any toilet manufactured to use more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush
(ii) any urinal manufactured to use more than one gallon of water per flush
(iii) any showerhead manufactured to have a flow capacity of more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute
(iv) any interior faucet that emits more than 2.2 gallons of water per minute
Buyer and Seller are each advised to consult with their own home inspector or contractor to determine if any water fixture is noncompliant.