California SB 422 – Pool Safety Act
As if selling real estate didn’t have enough liability, it has now become part of a home inspection to check certain safety features of a pool no matter what. If your home inspector is not certified, insured, or accustomed to inspecting swimming pools it could transfer extra liability onto the Realtors and sellers if someone becomes injured or drowns.
Starting January 1st, 2018, a new requirement was added to the California Business and Professional Code 7195 which regulates home inspections. AB 422 adds a requirement that all homes sold that have a pool, including spas and portable spas, must now be evaluated for the presence of certain safety features to prevent drownings.
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