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The Industry Standard Package
A favorite among California sellers, buyers and agents. Includes:
NATURAL HAZARDS - Covers Local City and County-level natural hazard disclosures from the General Plan Safety Element as well as the California-mandated earthquake, fire and flood zones on the statutory "Natural Hazard Disclosure Statement.” Also addresses Former Military Ordnance Sites, Airport Influence Areas, Commercial & Industrial Usage, Megan’s Law, Toxic Mold Act, Radon, and additional disclosures and advisories. FEATURED: Concise up-front Determination Summary provides buyer with instant access to all included disclosure findings and explanations.
PROPERTY TAX LIABILITY - Discloses the California-mandated "Notice of Special Tax" (for Mello Roos Community Facilities Districts) and "Notice of Special Assessment" (1915 Bond Act), as well as a detailed breakdown of all local taxes to help you fully satisfy statutory requirements and standard-of-care. FEATURED: Try our instant calculator in this report – automatically estimates buyer’s total property tax and supplemental tax liabilities.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCREENING - Reports the results of a search of government records for sites of known environmental contamination on and near the subject property, such as leaking underground fuel tanks and contaminated landfills and industrial sites. FEATURED: Discloses underground transmission pipelines within 2,000 feet.
The Comprehensive ReportThe minimum standard in order to meet California disclosure requirements. It includes the same natural hazards and property tax liability disclosures as above. NOTE: Does NOT include the environmental screening disclosures.
The Arizona Property Hazard Disclosure ReportAssists Arizona home buyers in the “due-diligence” investigation of their property before signing the purchase contract, and protects sellers by disclosing up front the hazards which the state considers important in a property transaction—all in a clear and simple report format.
The Nevada Property Hazard Disclosure ReportNevada Property Hazard Disclosure Report is designed to assist sellers and their agents in minimizing the potential for non-disclosure lawsuits after the transaction has closed.
The highest standards in disclosure reporting
First American commercial reports comply with the highest standards of disclosure, including the Federal "All Appropriate Inquiry" (AAI) government records search standard for environmental disclosures.
Commercial Industry Standard Package
NATURAL HAZARDS - Meets the needs of today's commercial real estate transactions. Fulfills all California-mandated natural hazard disclosures (NHD) required in commercial and industrial property transactions: earthquake, fire and flood zones. Covers Federal and State-level, plus County and City General Plan Safety Element NHD disclosures. Also addresses Former Military Ordnance Sites, Airport Influence Areas, Airport Noise Proximity, Toxic Mold Act, Radon, Energy Efficiency, and additional disclosures and advisories. State-mandated Commercial Building Seismic Safety Booklet included.
PROPERTY TAX LIABILITY - Includes the California-mandated "Notice of Special Tax" (for Mello Roos Community Facilities Districts), "Notice of Special Assessment" (1915 Bond Act) and "Supplemental Tax Bill Disclosure", and a detailed breakdown of all local taxes to help you fully satisfy statutory requirements and standard-of-care.
AAI-COMPLIANT ENVIRONMENTAL SITE SCREENING - Reports the results of a search of government records for sites of known and potential environmental contamination on and near the subject property, such as leaking and permitted underground and aboveground fuel tanks, landfills, hazardous materials generators, etc.
Commercial NHD plus Property TaxIncludes the same natural hazards and property tax disclosures as above. Does NOT include environmental screening disclosure.
Commercial NHD plus Environmental ScreeningIncludes the same natural hazards and AAI-compliant environmental disclosures as above. Does NOT include property tax disclosure.
Commercial NHD (separate)Includes the same natural hazards disclosures as above. Does NOT include environmental and property tax disclosures.
Commercial Environmental Screening (separate)Includes the same AAI-compliant environmental disclosures as above. Does NOT include natural hazards and property tax disclosures.
Full Disclosure Means No Surprises.
California homebuilders depend on First American for comprehensive and effective Subdivision (“Master”) and New Home (“Lot”) disclosure reports. We were the first company to provide these critical “Property Disclosure Reports” (known industrywide as the PDR®), allowing builders to fully comply with natural hazard disclosure requirements specified by California law and the builder reporting requirements set forth by the California Bureau of Real Estate (BRE).
Our Builder NHD Reports (“The PDR”)Every First American PDR® includes determinations for:
- Special Flood Hazard Areas
- Dam Inundation Areas
- Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones
- State Responsibility Areas
- Earthquake Fault Zones
- Seismic Hazard Mapping Act Zones
- Airport Influence Areas
- Bay Area Conservation District Disclosure
Our Builder Property Tax Disclosures
Full disclosure for property taxes—ranging from the subdivision at BRE application to the lot sale, notifying New Home buyers of taxes, fees, assessments, and even supplemental tax bills.
- General Breakdown of Property Tax Bill
- Property Tax Charge Descriptions
- Assessor's Parcel Map
- Completed California DRE form 624C (s)
- Complete breakdown of property tax bill for new home buyer
- Required Notice of Special Tax and/or Notice of Special Assessments
- Accelerated Foreclosure Notice
- Notice of Supplemental Tax Bill Notice
- Notice of Supplemental Property Tax Report
- Automated calculator to instantly estimate total property and supplemental tax liability