Any property owner/seller may apply for a pre-sale housing inspection report six (6) months prior to entering into any agreement of sale for the exchange of any residential building and prior to listing such property for sale. Property owner will be required to present proof of ownership with a valid form of identification, such California Identification (ID) with current property address.
The property owner or *agent (additional requirements apply) may submit the Pre-Sale Property Inspection Report Application.
*If the agent submits the Pre-Sale Application on behalf of the property owner/seller one (1) of the following items must be submitted with the application:
1) Notary acknowledgement certificate: The seller/property owner’s signature on the Pre-Sale Application must be notarized by providing a notary acknowledgement certificate;
2) Notarized letter of authorization and copy of listing agreement: A notarized letter of authorization from the property owner/asset manager authorizing the listing agent to apply for the Pre-Sale application, and a copy of the listing agreement must be provided.
If the property is banked owned/REO, a copy of the bank’s listing agreement/assignment letter must be submitted with the application and signed by the agent named on the bank’s listing agreement. If application is mailed or submitted in person by a representative, the signature of the authorized listing agent must be notarized by submitting a notary acknowledgement certificate with the application.
If the property is owned by a corporation, a copy of the articles of corporation must be submitted with the application. If the application is mailed or submitted in person by an authorized representative/agent, the signature of the authorized representative must be notarized by submitting a notary acknowledgement certificate with the application, and agent must provide a notarized letter of authorization from the corporation granting agent permission to submit application on their behalf.