Landlord Inspection Checklist

Use this Landlord Inspection Checklist to ensure the rental property is compliant with quality and safety standards for acceptable tenant living conditions.

Landlord Inspection Checklist



Ventilation

1. Does the bathroom have one window that opens or a working ventilation system?


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2. Are bedroom windows required, and if designed to open, do they open?


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3. Can cracks not exceeding four (4) inches in windows be repaired with clear silicone, and for larger cracks, is the window replaced?


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4. Does the living room require a window, and does it have to be openable?


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5. Do windows have adequate seals and are reasonably weather-tight?


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Smoke Detectors

1. Is there one working smoke detector inside each bedroom or sleeping area and in every accessible level of the unit?


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2. Can the smoke detector be battery-operated and have a 10-year shelf life with a hush button feature?


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Carbon Monoxide Alarm/Detectors

1. Are all carbon monoxide alarms or detectors installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommended instructions and located according to rules and applicable building codes at the time of construction or alteration of the dwelling?


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2. Is a properly functioning carbon monoxide alarm located within each bedroom or within 15 feet outside of each bedroom door in one and two-family dwellings and manufactured dwellings?


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3. Do bedrooms on separate floors in a structure containing two or more stories require separate carbon monoxide alarms?


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4. In Multi-Family Housing, is a properly functioning carbon monoxide alarm located within each bedroom or within 15 feet outside of each bedroom door?


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5. In Multi-Family Housing, do bedrooms on separate floors in a structure containing two or more stories require separate carbon monoxide alarms?


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6. In Multi-Family Housing, is a carbon monoxide alarm also installed in any enclosed common area within the building if the common area is connected by a door, ductwork, or ventilation shaft to a room containing a carbon monoxide source?


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Heat

1. Do all existing heat sources function and provide adequate heat to all rooms?


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2. Are inverted or open flame fuel-burning heaters not permitted?


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3. Are portable heating devices not used to meet the dwelling heat requirements?


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Locks And Latches

1. Do all exterior doors have working locks securely fastened to the door, and are they single-key deadbolts with an interior latch?


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2. Do all openable windows accessible from outside the assisted unit have operable locks?


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General

1. Is there no peeling paint to pass inspection?


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2. Are walls, floors, ceilings, and floor coverings free of defects and hazards?


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3. Is pest treatment completed if necessary?


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4. Is the property outside and inside clean and in good repair?


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5. Are stairs, rails, porches, and decks reviewed on the reverse side?


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6. Is there no exposed wiring?


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7. Are bathrooms made available for private use (a separate room)?


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Utilities

1. Are all utilities always on?


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2. Does the landlord provide and maintain garbage service?


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Electrical Outlets

1. Does the living room/bedroom have one or two outlets and one light fixture?


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2. Is there one outlet and one light fixture in the kitchen?


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3. Is there one permanent light fixture in the bathroom, even though no outlets are required?


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4. Are all outlet covers and switch plates in place and not cracked or broken?


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Plumbing

1. Do all bathtubs, showers, and sinks have hot and cold running water?


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2. Are there no drips or leaks in faucets or drains, and does water drain freely?


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3. Does the unit have a working toilet?


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4. Is there a separate sink for both the kitchen and bathroom?


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5. Are P-traps the only acceptable drain traps?


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Appliances

1. Is the stove and refrigerator, whether supplied by the landlord or tenant, in place and in clean, safe, and working conditions?


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2. Do all burners work on the stove, and do oven elements work, with all stove knobs in place?


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3. Is the refrigerator of adequate size for the family, working, and keeping food cold?


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4. Is the water heater equipped with temperature pressure or relief valves and discharge lines that are no more than six (6) inches from the floor?


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5. If gas-operated, is the water heater strapped to the wall with a minimum of two (2) metal straps?


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