|Seller's Duties and Liabilities|
|Sellers of California real estate have duties under the law to provide full disclosure about the condition of the property, the natural hazards associated with its land and location, the environmental hazards and neighborhood influences on the value or desirability of the property. In addition, sellers must reasonably accommodate buyers in their rights to inspect the property, having all utilities operating. |
Sellers liabilities to their buyers continue if they fail to make disclosures of known property defects; thus it is imperative that they provide full disclosure. In addition to information directly from the seller, many other disclosures are made by third parties. These are paid for by either the seller or buyer and include the natural hazards report, often a pest control inspection report, and specific city reports and inspection requirements.