INSPECTION GUIDELINES

Once the inspection packet is approved…

• You will be contacted to schedule an inspection
• If the unit fails, a letter will be sent indicating the needed repairs
• After reviewing the repair list, you have the choice whether to put the unit on the program or refuse to complete them and the tenant must find another unit.
• If the unit does not pass, the inspection will be rescheduled one time.
• If the unit does not pass after the second inspection, the Inspection Packet will be denied.

COMMON FAILED ITEMS

• Bathroom either doesn’t have a working vent fan or window that opens
• Door have inoperable locks, or there are locks installed that require a key to open from the inside.
• Missing cover on outlets and switches
• Exposed, cracked, frayed wiring or wiring not properly secured
• Electrical boxes missing knockouts or open spaces in boxes without breakers or blanks
• Unit lacks an operable smoke detector in one or more sleeping rooms or other required spaces
• Apartment numbers are not visible
• Wooden fence is broken
• Store burners that do not work or have missing knobs.
• Front and back yards are not mowed or trash/debris in yard or premises
• Cracked window panes
• Leaking faucets or plumbing
• GFCI protected outlets not installed within 3 feet of accessible water.
• Utilities not turned on
• Outlets are not grounded, have hot and neutral reversed or are inoperable
• A/C pipes are not insulated
• Light bulbs are not present or they are inoperable
• Stoppers for sinks and bathtubs are missing
• Dirty stove drip pans and oven
• Windows do not stay open or lock
• Front and back yards are not mowed or trash/debris in yard or premises
• Floor tripping hazards such as lifted or frayed carpet, missing threshold, lose tiles, uneven flooring

 

For a more detailed list, please refer to the link below:

HUD – A Good Place to Live