BALTIMORE CITY RENTAL INSPECTION FOR BALTIMORE LANDLORDS

If you are a rental property owner/landlord in Baltimore City, on August 1st, 2018 the law will require rental units to be registered and inspected by a licensed home inspector by January 1, 2019 to obtain a rental housing license.

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Property Inspection Pros can conduct Baltimore City rental inspections, a requirement for Property managers to obtain and renew a Baltimore City rental license.

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What’s new about the law?

  • All Multiple-family dwellings (MFD) must be licensed.
  • All one- and two-unit dwellings must also be licensed.
  • All rental units (including one- and two-unit dwellings) must pass an inspection to obtain a license.
  • All rental units must have a sanitation plan educating tenants on proper waste storage and disposal.
  • Effective date of January 1, 2019.
  • There is now a tiered license expiration based on property owner’s compliance with code. All initial licenses are issued for a two-year period. When it is time for renewal, a landlord may be able to obtain a three-year license or be limited to a two- or one-year license based on your maintenance record and violation history.
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Baltimore City Inspection Process:

The Baltimore City Rental Inspection process is quite simple and usually won’t be longer than 30 minutes. As a matter of convenience, owners, landlords or property managers are not required to be at there as long as proper access has been coordinated with the tenant or, if vacant, there is a lock box in place.

We will email you a copy of the inspection form in advance so you are aware of exactly what the county requires and what will be inspected. We encourage clients to understand the requirements in advance to avoid lost time and potential additional cost.

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Baltimore City requires the following:

  1. Railing is present for interior and exterior steps with more than 3 risers.
  2. Electrical live wires are not visible in living areas.
  3. Electrical outlets are protected by cover plates.
  4. Electrical outlets in areas where water is generally present (e.g. kitchen, bathroom) are
  5. Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) protected.
  6. Smoke Detectors are properly installed and operational.
  7. Carbon Monoxide Alarms are properly installed and operational.
  8. Plumbing fixtures do not leak.
  9. Windows, which are designed to do so, should open and close and have a working locking
    mechanism.
  10. The property has an operable heat supply system.
  11. The interior of the property is clean and sanitary.
  12. The interior of the property appears to be free of signs of infestation by rodents, insects, or pests.
  13. If there is a bedroom in the basement, there is proper egress in case of fire.
  14. The exterior is free of rodent burrows.
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What our Customers Say

We stand behind our work and our customers have nothing but good things to say. Here are a few examples:

Sol is very efficient and easy to work with. He was able to accommodate our schedule and we received results next day! We would definitely use Sol again!read more
Jennifer DeSantis
Jennifer DeSantis
16:28 14 Aug 19
Buying a house is already stressful but at least the home inspection was not. Working with Sol gave us a breath of fresh air; his professionalism and knowledge is unsurpassed, his demeanor is calming. Pleasant to work with and amazing at his job, Sol delivered exceptional service and quality work. Thank you.read more
Josef Khaver
Josef Khaver
20:43 07 Aug 19
Sol was very thorough, timely, and responsive. We have used him twice since the first home we looked at fell through. He walked us through everything that he was doing and seeing and was really helpful for first-time home buyers like us. Would definitely recommend him to all my friends and family.read more
Thy Ma
Thy Ma
00:37 31 Jul 19
Sol did a fantastic job inspecting the property. He handled the termite, mold, and radon inspections as well as the main structural home inspection. He was very thorough in his report and really cared about doing a good job. He also provided several tips for maintenance around the house that went above and beyond what he needed to do. I highly recommend Sol.read more
Jacob Adler
Jacob Adler
23:16 07 Jul 19
Quick turnaround! My original inspector had an emergency, found Sol and was able to book him within the week. He was early to the appointment, but not too early. He was incredibly thorough and honest. The software he uses for his reporting was really helpful in showing the relation between what we saw from he described. It was very easy to follow. When we came up with a request list for the seller, the software auto-created it based on which findings we wanted to include. I highly recommend Sol to anyone looking to inspect a property.read more
Jared S
Jared S
17:17 02 Jul 19

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