Are your rental properties prepared for the upcoming deadlines under California’s balcony inspection law? If you don’t know, it’s time to review the California Apartment Association’s Industry Insight paper on this topic.

The law, prompted by a 2015 balcony collapse in Berkeley, mandates regular inspections of certain exterior structures, such as balconies and decks, particularly those largely constructed with wood or wood-based products.

Inspections, required to be performed by licensed professionals, involve identifying potential threats to health or safety due to decay or deterioration. Non-compliance could lead to daily civil penalties and a building safety lien against the property.

With the first major inspection deadline looming on Jan. 1, 2025, CAA’s background paper offers a detailed understanding of the law’s requirements and timelines. Stay informed, ensure compliance, and protect your investment by reviewing this crucial members-only document today.