The California Association of Realtors successfully sponsored a new law, effective January 1, 2012, revising the Transfer Disclosure Statement (TDS) to include a check box in Section A for the seller to disclose whether the property has water-conserving plumbing fixtures.
The revised TDS also clarifies at the end of Section B that, by January 1, 2017, a single-family residence built on or before January 1, 1994 must generally be equipped with water-conserving plumbing fixtures. If, however, that single-family home is altered or improved on or after January 1, 2014, the water-conserving plumbing fixtures must be a condition of final permit approval. Water-conserving plumbing fixtures are low-flow toilets, showerheads, and faucets under section 1101.3 of the California Civil Code. C.A.R. intends to release a revised TDS form in November 2011 to comply with this law. Senate Bill 837. Click here to Read Full Text.
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