BAOR Update: Open Houses ALLOWED in Los Angeles County


Open houses are now ALLOWED in Los Angeles County as long as social distancing and sanitation guidelines are followed. 

Please check with your brokerage about any brokerage-specific guidelines or policies before scheduling any open houses. 

The County Health Officer order has been revised to update the guidance for residential and commercial real estate services to ALLOW in-person open houses so long as social distancing and sanitation can be maintained.

You can read the updated Health Officer Order here. The changes are also reflected on the County's COVID-19 website

To host an in-person open house, you must comply with the regulations in Appendix A (social distancing).

C.A.R. has also updated their guidance on showings and in-person open houses to help REALTORS® be compliant with the updated regulations. A new Quick Guide has been released, providing additional details on safely operating in-person open houses. Please note, there are still sign-in requirements on-site.

The latest open house guidance from C.A.R. is as follows:

  • Open Houses: Advertising open houses without qualifiers, is allowed and appointments for open houses are no longer required.
  • Social Distancing: Social distancing between members of different households while attending an open house and are subject to capacity issues depending on the tier of the County where the house is located. Please refer to local guidelines for this information.
  • Signing In: There will still be a sign-in requirement on site. The new Property Sign-In (PSI) form can be used for this purpose. However, you can still use a PEAD instead of the on-site sign-in if you prefer. See the new Quick Guide for more details.
  • Forms: C.A.R. has simplified and shortened the Rules of Entry (PRE), Prevention Plan (BPPP), and the Property Sign-in (PSI) form as an alternative to PEADS. There is an addendum to the listing agreement LOHA reflecting the changed protocols. This form is necessary if the parties had previously signed the RLA-CAA, which did not allow for open houses. New listings should also include this addendum if the listing broker wants to hold open houses.
  • PEADS: The PEADS has been combined and simplified into one shorter PEAD-ALL form available if members prefer to use it instead of on-site sign-in protocols. 

The newly revised forms PRE, BPPP, PEAD, and the new Property Sign-in PSI form, and the new Listing Addendum LOHA form will all be available on zipForm as soon as possible.

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