Regular annual inspections will be carried out by a certified home inspector and a member of staff or Council.
Move-in and move-out inspections will be done by a member of the Housing Department.
You will be given at least 24 hours notice that your home is to be inspected. A door hanger will be hung on your front door with the time and day that an inspection will take place. You are expected to be at home during this time.
Q: How frequent are inspections?
A: Regular inspections occur every year.
Q: Who will do the home inspection?
A: Regular inspections will be carried out by a certified inspector and a member of the Housing Department. Move-in and move-out inspections are carried out by a member of the Housing Department.
Q: Will I be notified in advance of an inspection?
A: Tenants will be given at least 24 hours notice of an inspection.
Q: What will the inspection cover?
A: The home inspection (see Appendix 6 of the Housing Policy) assesses the condition of the common area, kitchen area, dining room, living room and hall area, bathroom, bedrooms, any other areas of the house, and fire safety (smoke and carbon monoxide detectors). Elements of the house covered by the inspection include walls, floors, doors, windows, plumbing, fixtures, and major appliances.
Q: What happens after the inspection?
A: After the inspection the Housing Department will complete a Unit Condition Report which will be reviewed and signed by the tenant. Tenants will be notified of any repairs that are needed and who is responsible to pay for the repairs (either NIB or tenant). Repairs will then be prioritized and completed.