Inspection Checklist

Exterior Doors - Front / Back / Patio

  • Must be in good condition, weatherproof and watertight
  • Locks - Must be solidly attached and workable.
  • Striker plates - Must be attached with screws and solidly attached.
  • Door jambs - No cracks or splits.
  • Screens - Not required, but if present must be in good condition.

Rooms - Living / Sleeping

  • Ceilings - Must be in good condition, no cracks or holes.
  • Walls - Must be in good condition, no holes.
  • Floors - Must be in good condition, no holes or torn carpeting.
  • Locks - Locks that work on all windows and doors.
  • Paint - No peeling or chipping paint.
  • Windows - At least one window. Every window must be in good condition.
  • Electricity - At least two (2) outlets or (1) outlet and (1) permanent overhead light fixture.

Kitchen

  • Storage, Preparation, Serving - Adequate space to store, prepare, and serve food.
  • Stove and Oven - Must be in working condition, including all pilots on gas stoves and ovens (can be furnished by tenant or landlord).
  • Refrigerator - Must keep temperature low enough so food does not spoil and must have a kickplate (can be furnished by tenant or landlord).
  • Sink - A sink with hot and cold running water, floor board underneath in good condition.
  • Electricity - At least one (1) outlet and one (1) permanent light fixture.

Hallways

  • Electricity - At least one (1) overhead light fixture.

Bathroom

  • Window - A window that opens or a working exhaust fan.
  • Toilet - A flush toilet that works.
  • Tub or Shower - A tub or shower with hot and cold running water.
  • Sink - A sink with hot and cold running water and floor board underneath in good condition.
  • Electricity - At least one (1) permanent overhead or wall light fixture.

Exterior

  • Roof - In good condition and does not leak.
  • Handrails - Secure handrails on any extended length of stairs (more than 30 inches above ground, may be required on 4 or more consecutive steps).
  • Stairs - Must be in good, safe condition with good handrails (no more than 9 inches apart).
  • Paint - No cracking, peeling, or chipping paint.
  • Trash - No accumulation of garbage or other debris in the yard or immediate area (including junk vehicles).
  • Lights - Lights must work in all common hallways and interior stairs.

Comfort Items / Sanitation / Safety

  • Cooling - Some windows that open and stay open on their own.
  • Heat - Enough heating equipment to adequately warm unit. Space heaters may be allowed if properly installed.
  • Hot Water - Must be at 120 degrees and must have a discharge line directed to the building exterior or 6" to 8" off the floor.
  • Rodents and Vermin - No sign of rats or large number of mice or roaches.
  • Smoke Detector - At least one (1) working smoke detector on each level and one in each bedroom.
  • Sewer - No open sewer, must be properly connected.