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inspections (by Marlene [IL]) Jan 16, 2018 11:24 AM
       inspections (by David [MI]) Jan 16, 2018 12:23 PM
       inspections (by David [MI]) Jan 16, 2018 12:23 PM
       inspections (by Kurt [MI]) Jan 16, 2018 12:40 PM
       inspections (by S i d [MO]) Jan 16, 2018 12:46 PM
       inspections (by Robert J [CA]) Jan 16, 2018 2:39 PM
       inspections (by AllyM [NJ]) Jan 16, 2018 5:11 PM
       inspections (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Jan 17, 2018 4:20 AM
       inspections (by David [MI]) Jan 17, 2018 5:57 AM
       inspections (by Cacique [NJ]) Jan 17, 2018 9:15 AM

inspections (by Marlene [IL]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2018 11:24 AM

State Specific Question About: ILLINOIS (IL)

Can others update me with the inspections and registration rules of your towns. My town is trying to implement a program that will be very costly to us landlords, and very inconveniencing. I would like to know if any other towns have this in place and what your rules are. Thanks! --98.227.xx.x

inspections (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2018 12:23 PM

Most munis around here are every three year inspections with a $150-$200 fee each time. You register with basically the same info thats on the property record.

The inspections are pretty basic and you get free re-inspection included.

The only exception is the niciest muni I have rentals in . They require yearly inspection at $100 a pop. The worst part is that they always have a 3-4 month backlog for inspections so by the time you get thru a re-inspection, its time for the next one! The cycle ended up such that after 4 years, I got a freebie because it was pushed back so far.

inspections (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2018 12:23 PM

I forgot to add, all inspections require a licensed HVAC contractor to do a furnace inspection with CO test.

inspections (by Kurt [MI]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2018 12:40 PM

Every 2 years, $25 each property.

An unnecessary inconvenience/intrusion, without a doubt.

inspections (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2018 12:46 PM

$10 base fee + $1 per unit (duplex = $12, triplex = $13, etc). They sent an inspector out the first year who hasn't come back since....8-9 years ago. Only applies to structures with 2-17 units. I was told "smaller multis" are where they see most of their problems. This despite the fact that there are several notorious LLs in town with 100+ SFH's that are full of code violations.

I don't know why they bother. The amount of money generated is a pittance, but at least they're not messing with me much.

inspections (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2018 2:39 PM

Los Angeles has had an apartment inspection program for over 20 years. The system is corrupt. Every couple of years they change rules to "tax" landlords and make ownership impossible. Here are a few examples:

So within the first few years landlord learned how to better manage and keep their buildings up to code. So fewer violations were being written, less revenue for the Housing Department and City Government.

So when an inspector entered an apartment, if there was a sleeper sofa in the living or dinning room, this was now declared a "bedroom" requiring a Hard-wire battery back up Smoke Detector. The landlord was required within the next 30 days:

a) have a contractor pull a permit

b) have an electrician install a new hardwire smoke detector in the "new" bedroom.

c) get the job inspection permit signed off

d) besides paying for the permit, smoke detector installation by a licensed professional, the landlord would have to pay a $500 fine, for each new installed smoke detector.

Then after this was completed. The next rounds of inspections required special forms processed at two different governmental agencies for cutting into the walls to install the new smoke detector because of LEAD PAINT.

One would have to spend an entire day, pay $25.00 for downtown parking and wait hours to obtain permission for a certified accredited LEAD contractor to cut a hole to install an electrical box to house a smoke detector.

This is making a mole hill into a mountain.. --47.156.xx.xx

inspections (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2018 5:11 PM

Just filled out my license forms today. I will pay $100 for each building for the right to be a LL. Also have to provide the building layout and tenant names for fire inspector. They could print off last years and ask me if anything has changed, but Nooooo, I had to spend an hour rewriting it all. Next year I will just photo copy this years.

Then I have a fire inspection of each unit. They want to know that there are proper CO and smoke alarms working and I the right locations. While they are in there they notice things that have gone wrong with a building and order them to be corrected.

Then if a tenant leaves, I need to repaint and fix anything that doesn't work and that costs $125. The upside of all this is that if you buy another rental in an area with an inspection, its probably up to code and you won't have to fix a lot of stuff. I suspect if the fire inspector comes upon a real dirtbag who is ruining my building, that would give me a witness.

inspections (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Jan 17, 2018 4:20 AM

all the comments above are from states that are experiencing mass migration OUT of their states. Here in NH we have a moto on our license plates - "LIVE FREE OR DIE" - I HAVE ZERO INSPECTIONS OR FEES ON ANY OF MY BUILDINGS IN ANY TOWN. I honestly dont know how you all keep electing to YOUR government people ...... that punish you.

inspections (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jan 17, 2018 5:57 AM

I didn't realize NH was having a massive influx to its major metro area of ... ???????????

inspections (by Cacique [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 17, 2018 9:15 AM

this year my town pass a city ordinance that all rental unit have to be inspected every year $60.00 with a re

inspection fee of $40, Before it was only required when you have a new tenant.

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