Structural Pest Control Report (§ 1099) – If the sales contract contains, the seller is obliged to provide the buyer with a report on the inspection of pests to the structure. Megan`s Law [§ 2079.10a(a)(3)) – All contracts for the sale of residential real estate in the State of California must contain the “Megan`s Law” clause regarding sexual predators. If a buyer does not receive any of the information mentioned below, they may have 3 days to terminate their contract (or 5 days from the date of shipment) by sending a notification to the seller or the seller`s representative (CC § 1102.3). If you are not satisfied with the results of the inspection. In this case, you might want to renegotiate for a lower selling price or ask the seller to make repairs. Lead-based color. If you buy a house built before 1979, you have certain rights regarding lead-based paints and the risks of lead poisoning. The seller or sales agent must provide you with the EPO brochure “Protect your family from lead in your home” or any other information on the risk of lead approved by the EPO. The seller or sales agent must tell you what the seller actually knows about lead-based colors or lead-based color hazards, and provide you with any relevant records or reports. You have at least ten (10) days to conduct an inspection or risk assessment for lead-based paints or lead-based paint risks. However, in order to have the right to cancel the sale based on the results of an inspection or risk assessment, you must negotiate this condition with the seller. If you are buying a home in California, you must sign a sales agreement. Normally, your real estate agent will conclude the pre-printed sales contract.
You can make changes or additions to the contract, but the seller must agree to any changes you make. You should also agree with the seller on the date of possession and the equipment and personal belongings included in the house. Title Insurance Advisory Notice (§ 1057.6) – If the buyer does not keep a title insurance policy during a fiduciary transaction for the purchase of a residential property, it should be communicated with the following paragraph: Your lender normally needs a certificate issued by a licensed California pest control inspector attesting that the home is free of termites and other pests and harmful damage. You may reserve the right to withdraw from the contract or to receive immediate treatment and compensation from the seller if harmful damage is found. Property tax information (CC § 1102.6c) – the following must be included in a 12-point rental agreement with a 14-point title: The sales contract should provide that your deposit will be refunded if the sale has to be cancelled because you cannot get a mortgage. . . .