Single Family Rental Inspection in Denver, CO

Checklist of Single-Family Units to Pass Rental License Inspection

Due to a new Denver City Program, single-family units have to be inspected for landlords to get licensed. This can be done when the house is vacant or occupied. Different states have their guidelines and checklists inspectors use when performing it. The checklist things listed have to ensure tenants' general health and safety. So what are some of the things inspectors check for the inspection report?

The checklist

Here are some things on our inspectors' checklist during the inspection. They include:

  • Water Systems

This section is to ensure the unit has the right water systems. All units going through inspection must have a water supply and a functioning drain system. The inspectors use the water during the inspection to test the drainage. For example, inspectors check the water heaters in Denver, CO, during single-family rental unit inspections. They ensure the heater can produce water of at least 110 degrees. If the water heaters are gas-powered, then they should not be installed in the following areas:

  • Bathrooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Toilets
  • Rooms without proper ventilation

The code on heaters is standard in all housing units.

We also check the plumbing to see if it is working and the water is adequate for the home.

  • Walls, Roof, Foundation

As a landlord in Denver, CO, the roof, walls, and foundation must be in good condition to pass a rental license inspection. You may wonder how we inspect the roof, but we look at noticeable deficiencies inside the house. Requirements by the city authority state that the roof should be free of:

  • Breaks
  • cracks
  • Holes
  • Deteriorated paint

In Denver, CO, during a single unit inspection, the main thing is the exterior shell needs to protect the tenants from adverse weather. In addition, the foundation walls shouldn't not be leaking, and structural members should be in good condition.

  • Fire Safety

Fire safety is vital during single family home inspection. If the inspection is done, your building is in good shape. In the guidebook, the fire code dictates that the inspection should come before our inspection. Each unit has to have the following:

  • CO detectors
  • Smoke detectors
  • Fire extinguishers

Note a smoke detector is required within every bedroom and at least on each level of the home. Units with a fuel-burning appliance or attached garage need a co detector. In addition, furnace rooms connected to bedrooms must have an hour fire-rated door and be sealed. NOTE: These are standard in all building codes.

Inspections of single-family units are vital. It helps check the functioning of items in the building to ensure they are safe for people. For example, inspectors check the walls, foundations, roofs, water systems, and many others.

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