How to Prepare for a Rental Inspection

How to Prepare for a Rental Inspection

September 19, 2022
Landlords must prepare for the rental inspection if they want to meet the licensing deadline for Denver’s new licensing program for all residential rental properties in the city. The inspection determines if property owners provide environments that meet basic safety and health standards. If you are worried about the inspection news, here are suggestions to help you prepare your rental units.
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Find a Trusted Inspector With licensing deadlines from the housing authority of the city looming, it won’t be long before inspectors in the city are overloaded with requests from property managers. That could lead to many unscrupulous inspectors taking advantage of the situation. To make sure you’re ready, choose a trusted company for the rental inspection in Denver, CO, you need for your property. With a reliable team to handle the inspection, you won’t have to worry about bogus claims for repairs or inspectors padding the bill to get more money out of you. That also means you can trust the inspection results, so there won’t be any problems with your application. Talk to Your Tenants The inspection is a visual examination. It’s not meant to be invasive, though the inspectors might conduct the property assessments in the presence of tenants. Since inspectors can conduct the visual check in occupied or vacant rental units, in case you have tenants, inform them about the upcoming property inspection of rentals in Denver, CO. That way, they will be ready, too. Study the Checklist You can get ahead of potential problems by studying the checklist. Some of the items inspected, regardless of the type of housing, include the following:
  • Peeling or chipping paint
  • Foundation
  • Driveways and sidewalks
  • Decks and balconies
  • Windows
  • Garage
  • Appliances
  • Cabinetry
  • Ceilings, floors, and walls
  • Fireplace
  • HVAC
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Smoke Alarms
Fix What You Can Once you’ve studied the checklist, start identifying any problems in your Colorado rental property. Fix them before you hire an inspector. However, if there are any major problems, it might be prudent to hire an inspector to check for major issues with the property. It could mean getting a re-inspection if you fail the first round, which isn’t as bad as it sounds. In some ways, it's a workable solution. Consider, for instance, if you have the walls repainted. If the inspector finds a problem with the walls, you will need to spend money getting them fixed. That is a waste of the repainting costs. With an inspection report, you’ll know what the problems are, and you can get everything fixed all at once, so none of the work will be redundant.
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