The City Ordinance 9.62 Pre-Sale Housing Inspection allows the Director/Building Official of the City of South Gate to grant a “waiver” or additional time to correct all the violations on the Pre-Sale Inspection Report. The waiver will be for a specified length of time, consistent with the work to be done.
Each waiver (delay of enforcement) must be requested and reviewed by the City’s Director/Building Official. If approved, an agreement promising to correct code violations will be made for recording with the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office, and must be signed by both the City’s Director/Building Official and the proposed buyers, notarized and recorded.
REQUEST FOR WAIVER
Per the City Ordinance 9.62 Pre-Sale Housing Inspection, the City may only give the new buyer a “waiver” or additional time to correct all the violations on the Pre-Sale Inspection Report. The current seller of the property is not eligible for a waiver. Only the buyer may request up to 60 days from the close of escrow to pull permits, and 90 days from the close of escrow to correct all the violations found in the pre-sale report. However, the buyer must meet with the Building Official to discuss the violations and plan of repairs.
If waiver is granted, a $33.00 fee will apply (subject to change per fiscal year). Please note that not all violations will be given a waiver (delay of enforcement) to extend the period of time to make all repairs of violations. It is ultimately the City’s decision to grant a delay of enforcement. For example, prior liens, garage restoration fees shall be paid in full prior to the closing of escrow.
After the waiver is approved and signed by the City and the new property buyer(s), the document may be taken to escrow and be recorded with the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office within 24 hours, but no more than five (5) days of the recordation of the new Grant Deed.
RECORDATION OF WAIVER
It is the sole responsibility of the property buyer to ensure that the waiver document gets recorded immediately after escrow closes and that all requirements contained therein are met. Once all fees have been paid and violations have been completed, the City will mail a “Clearance Letter” to applicant and a “Release of Encumbrance” to the property owner to remove the lien.