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HCV / Rental Assistance Inspections

  • Smoke detectors are required on each level of the house, including basements and attics with floors.

  • All steps (inside and outside) which have 4 or more steps require a handrail. No loose handrails. Treads must be even and level.

  • All interior stairways and halls must be well lit.

  • All porches higher than 30 inches off the ground must have a railing.

  • All windows must be in good condition and have no broken or cracked panes which can cause air leakage or cuts.

  • All windows that are accessible from the ground must have workable locks.

  • All bathrooms must have a workable window or vent.

  • All switches and outlets must have covers with GFCI outlets. Ground Faults Interrupter Circuits must test and reset.

  • All electrical splices must be in a junction box with a lid attached.

  • No exposed, bare or frayed electrical wiring.

  • No open slots or knock outs in the circuit breaker box permitted.

  • All water heaters must be equipped with a temperature/pressure relief valve and a diverter tube extending to within 6 inches from the floor.

  • Flue pipes on gas furnaces and water heaters must slope upward to the chimney.

  • All cover panels must be in place on furnaces and water heaters.

  • No deadbolt locks requiring key to unlock from both sides (double key locks).

  • All exterior doors must have locks, including basement doors.

  • Appliances supplied by the landlord must be in good working condition.

  • All plumbing fixtures - sinks, bathtub, toilet, etc., must be secure.

  • All repairs must be completed and ready for inspection. No credit will be given for work yet to be completed.

  • No over loaded outlets.

  • No short circuits in lighting.

  • No unvented heaters or kerosene space heaters.

  • No tripping hazards such as loose or torn carpeting. No cracks or uneven sidewalks.

  • No cable wires or phone cables on the floor, stretched across rooms, or from room to room (tripping hazard).

  • All windows must stay open without a prop.

  • No standing water in basement.

  • No leaking pipes or faucets.

  • All light fixtures must have a shade.

  • All sinks and tubs must have control knobs.

  • No missing tiles (floor or ceiling).

  • All dryers must be vented.

  • No garbage or debris in or around the premises (old furniture, tires, trash, etc.).

  • All doors must be in hinges.

  • Floors must be solid and not give more than one inch under foot traffic.

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