Natural Hazard Zones
The State of California has defined six natural hazard zones. Real property owners are required to provide a prospective buyer with a Natural Hazard Disclosure Statement is the property in question is located in one of these zones. It is important to note that properties located in these zones are often limited in terms of their ability to be developed, obtain insurance, or receive government assistance in the instance of a disaster. Buyers are advised to seek out expert advice is a seller identifies a property as a natural hazard zone.