Earthquake Fault Zone Disclosure
|Transactions When Required|
|5+ Units Sale||NHD|
|New Home Sale||NHD|
|Personal Property Mobile/Manufactured Home Sale||NHD|
|Standard Home Sale||NHD|
|Vacant Land Sale||NHD|
When you purchase a Natural Hazard Disclosure (NHD) report from a third-party expert, this disclosure is included.
Unless the transfer of the property is subject to an exemption from this disclosure, the seller or the seller’s agent for this purpose must make appropriate disclosures if the property is in one or more of the following zones or areas:
An earthquake fault zone. These zones are over earthquake faults and are usually about one quarter mile in width. The seller’s agent, or the seller if acting without an agent, must disclose that the property is in one of these zones if:
- the seller, or the seller’s agent, has actual knowledge that the property is within a delineated earthquake fault zone; or
- the city or county has received a map of such properties which includes the seller’s property and has posted at the offices of the county recorder, county assessor, and county planning agency a notice that identifies the location of the map and any changes to it.
Cal. Pub. Res. §§ 2621 et seq.
Cal. Civ. Code §§ 1103 et seq.
State of California Department of Real Estate "Disclosures in Real Property Transactions" 6th Edition