UPDATE: Governor signs flood-zone notification bill

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Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that aims to ensure tenants know about any flood risk to residential property they are considering to rent.

Under AB 646 by Assemblyman Ash Kalra, D-San Jose, a landlord with “actual knowledge” that his or her property is in a flood-hazard area will have to disclose this information to prospective tenants.

Assemblyman Ash Kalra

Property owners with actual knowledge include those notified by a government agency, as well as owners required to carry flood insurance for the property.

Under AB 646, the owner will have to make …

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