Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | June 23, 2021

New law for Real Estate transactions

California Association of Real Estate posted about a new state law regards to having your property fire safe. ‘Defensible space’ is the term for a buffer zone that homeowners create between a structure on the property and any flammable grass, trees, shrubs, or wildland area that surround it.

Beginning July 1st, 2021, anyone selling their property will need to provide documentation that their property is in compliance with defensible space laws, or buyers will be required to agree to obtain such documentation of compliance in the future. 

CAL FIRE is our local authority that provides the inspections with documentation. Palomar has guidelines to follow within 30 feet of structures and lesser clearing to a total of 100 feet from structures. Please see links below and

Of course this is something we all work toward in keeping our properties fire safe.

HARDENING OUR HOMES – The California Association of Realtor flyer is below. Flying embers can destroy homes up to a mile ahead of a wildfire. We’re encouraged to prepare (harden) our homes by using fire resistant materials and work on other priorities to make our homes more firesafe.

Click for the Fire Hardening and Defensible Space new Real Estate Form FHDA:

CAL FIRE Inspection form:

Thanks to all the hard work of so many folks up here and our Fire Safe Council, Palomar Mountain is in pretty good shape.

Questions? Always glad to get them answered.

Bonnie Phelps, For all your Real Estate Needs

In the Cities and Above the Clouds

DRE 01293655, 760-533-1742 Thank you!

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