So you're thinking about selling your home or condo in San Francisco. There are a number of Inspections / Disclosures required by the City - don't worry, your Realtor can guide you through this.
San Francisco's Residential Energy and Water Conservation Requirements were updated in July 2009. Owners of residential property who wish to sell their property must obtain a valid inspection, install certain energy and water conservation devices or materials and then obtain a certificate of compliance, prior to title transfer. A Certified Energy and Water Inspector will have all the necessary forms, and will file them with the City in order to obtain your certificate of compliance.
The cost of compliance with the Energy Inspection is generally limited to $1300. This inspection will focus on things such as:
· Accessible Attic Space Insulation
· Weatherstrip all doors leading from heated to unheated spaces
· Insulate Hot Water Heaters
· Caulk / Seal openings in building exterior
· Insulate accessible heating / cooling ducts in unheated spaces
There is no statutory limit on the cost of compliance with the Water Conservation requirements. This inspection will focus on things such as:
· Low-Flow Showerheads
· Faucet and Faucet Aerators
· Efficient Toilets - Rated Water consumption of 1.6 gallons per flush or less
· Leak Repair
For more information and special conditions / exemptions, download a copy of the City’s “informational brochure” What You Should Know About San Francisco's Energy and Water Conservation Requirements.
John M Scott, Broker / Owner, Scott Keys Properties, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), serving San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area