By now, you may have heard about SB 326 and SB 721, which are new California laws that require that all apartment buildings and condo complexes with three or more units have their exterior elevated elements (balconies, exterior staircases, etc.) inspected regularly. (We previously wrote extensive posts about SB 326 here and SB 721 here.) There’s still plenty of time for complex owners and managers to get their inspections done by the January 2025 deadline, but we encourage you to start the process soon, before inspectors and general contractors get inundated by last-minute requests next year.
At DTS, we have put together a highly skilled team to help California apartment complex owners and condo associations comply with these new laws. Our team has thoroughly researched what is required by SB 326 and SB 721 and is ready to help you get started. We have professionals located throughout Orange County and Los Angeles County who can complete all the necessary work so you can avoid fines and also ensure that your buildings’ exterior elevated elements are safe for your tenants.
We are here for those apartment and condo complex owners or managers who are looking for a one-stop shop to help them comply fully with the balcony inspection laws. DTS can connect you with a qualified inspector who will produce a proper inspection report. We can then bring in a general contractor who can complete any needed repairs and obtain the necessary permits. SB 607, which was passed in September 2021, allows the same company that does the inspections to also complete the repairs needed to bring buildings in compliance with SB 326 and SB 721.
However, you may have your own general contractor in mind to complete any necessary repairs on your exterior elevated elements, and therefore, you may only need an inspection and the follow-up report. Or you may already have completed the inspections and just need to find a contractor to make the repairs. If either of these scenarios applies to you, DTS can still help! We have a network of inspectors and general contractors who can accomplish any of the steps necessary to keep your buildings in compliance with SB 326 or SB 721 (whichever law applies to your complex).
We understand that those who own and manage apartment buildings and condo complexes have a lot on their plates! Let DTS make your job a little easier by making sure your buildings are in compliance with SB 326 or SB 721.
Since this is the first time these types of inspections are being required in California, you probably have a lot of questions. We are here to help! You can contact us at any time and get your initial questions answered. We can also provide you with an estimate for the inspection portion over the phone. If any repair work is needed after the inspection is completed, we can provide you with a fair quote for that as well. The whole process will be managed professionally on your behalf by a team that specializes in compliance issues just like these. Contact us today to learn more or to get the process started.