Rental Weatherization Inspections

When Owners Must Comply-

The code only applies to residential property when its ownership is being transferred and when its use after the sale will be rental.  “Transfer” means a transfer of ownership by deed, land contract or judgment.  In the case of a land contract, transfer occurs when the contract is entered into, not when the deed is transferred.
This only applies to properties that are shown to need inspected and have never had a certificate of compliance stamp, stipulation or waiver.

What Properties Need Inspected?

    • Any building containing up to 2 dwelling units constructed on or before December 1, 1978 and is not owner occupied.
    • Any building containing 2 to 4 dwelling units constructed on or before April 15, 1976 and is not owner occupied.
    • Any building containing more than 4 dwelling units constructed on or before April 15, 1976, owner occupied or not.

What Are Some Exclusions?

    • Any dwelling unit not rented at any time from November 1 to March 31.
    • Any building which contains up to 4 rental units and one of the dwelling units will be owner-occupied.
    • Mobil homes and manufactured homes.
    • Hotels and motels used primarily for transient residency.
    • Health care facilities.
    • Bed and breakfast establishments.
    • Condominium buildings of three or more dwelling units.

Are Community Based Residential Facilities (CBRF's) excluded?

No.  Because a CBRF is not a health care facility (hospital or nursing home) as described in the code.