What challenges do you anticipate may arise related to a Residential Rental Inspection Program? What are possible solutions to each of those challenges?
The City of Vallejo is in the process of developing a Residential Rental Inspection Program based on City Council direction. Currently, the City does not have the ability to inspect interior living space of rental properties, nor respond to tenant and landlord complaints related to rental property condition.
In January, the community was invited to share thoughts on Open City Hall regarding program elements that are important to providing safe, decent and sanitary rental housing. In February and March, the City would like to hear more from you about the challenges you anticipate related to a Residential Rental Inspection Program. In the feedback form (click "Add Your Statement" below), please identify challenges, and for each, also provide any recommended solutions.
To get your started, here are a couple examples:
- I am a landlord/owner and do not have expertise in property inspection. I would suggest that the City provide a program orientation to landlords/owners. The orientation should include both an overview of the inspection process, and review of the property condition expectations including the inspection checklist.
- I am a tenant, but do not have information regarding the condition of my rental unit. I would recommend that the City require landlords/owners to supply a copy of the inspection checklist to all tenants.
For more background information and citizen feedback on the development of this program, click here.
For questions or additional information, please contact:
Anne Putney, Housing and Community Development Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-648-4408
April 26, 2016
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