2012 New Law: TDS Disclosure of Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures

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The TDS (Transfer Disclosure Form) form has been revised to include check-box in Section IIA for a seller to disclose whether the property has water-conserving plumbing fixtures (low-flow toilets, shower heads, and faucets). The revised TDS also clarifies in Section IIB that, by January 1, 2017, a single family residence built on or before January 1, 1994 must generally be equipped with water-conserving plumbing fixtures. If, however, the single-family residence is altered or improved on or after January 1, 2014, the water-conserving plumbing fixtures must be a condition of final permit approval. Senate Bill 837(codified as Cal. Civil Code § 1102.6) (effective January 1, 2012).