Seismic Hazard 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:
A seismic hazard zone. In an earthquake, properties in one of these zones may be subject to strong ground shaking, soil liquefaction, or landslide. The seller’s agent, or the seller if acting without an agent, must disclose that the property is in one of these zones if:
o the seller, or the seller’s agent, has actual knowledge that the property is within a delineated seismic hazard zone; or
o 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. § 2694)
* NOTE: If, when looking at the map, a reasonable person cannot tell with certainty whether the property is in the zone, the seller or seller’s agent must mark “YES” on the disclosure form, unless there can be attached to the form an expert’s report, prepared pursuant to Civil Code Section 1102.4(c), indicating that the property is not located in the zone.
Cal. Pub. Res. § 2694
State of California Department of Real Estate "Disclosures in Real Property Transactions" 6th Edition