A few weeks ago, UrbanTurf received an email from a reader wondering what the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs looks for when it inspects rental units around the city, so we decided to find out.
There are about 16 items that are inspected and each receives a grad of pass or fail. A printout version can be accessed here, and the list is also published below:
DCRA reaches out to a property owner or manager to schedule the inspection after that owner has gone through earlier steps to make the unit legal. If tenants are living in the rental unit when it is inspected, the owner is required to have them fill out a consent form authorizing the inspection.
After the inspection, if any violations were noted, the owner or manager must rectify them in order for the unit to get a passing grade. There is a follow-up re-inspection to ensure the unit is up to code and the repairs or changes made.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/rental_inspection_preparation/10285
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