During your participation in the program, you will be involved in several different types of inspections, such as:
In every circumstance, it is required that you are notified of the results of your inspection. If the inspection fails, the landlord must be notified of the specific items that failed and be given a timeframe for making repairs and a reinspection.
As a condition of your participation in the program, you are required to provide entry to your unit to inspectors to conduct inspections, and also to your landlord or repair technicians to make any necessary repairs. If you deny entry to either party, once the appropriate notice has been given, it could result in your termination.
The initial inspection is required before you will be authorized to move into the unit you have chosen. The purpose of the initial inspection is to determine that the unit meets the housing quality standards set by HUD and your PHA’s Administrative Plan. If the unit passes inspection, you will receive your authorization to move in. If it does not, the landlord will be required to make any necessary repairs and then schedule another inspection. You are not required to be present at this initial inspection.
Annual or biennial inspections are inspections that are required by your PHA either annually or every other year. This is simply an inspection to determine that your unit continues to meet the housing quality standards. Either you or someone over the age of 18 is required to allow the inspector entry for this inspection.
Complaint inspections are inspections requested either by you or by the landlord for any issues that may arise during your tenancy, outside of the regular inspection schedule. Either you or someone over the age of 18 must be present to allow the inspector entry for this inspection.
Emergency inspections are inspections that are requested by you for any items that are considered life-threatening emergencies such as flooding or no heat during winter months. These inspections are required to take place within 24 hours. Either you or someone over the age of 18 must be present to allow the inspector entry for this inspection.
Quality control inspections are usually inspections that are conducted by an inspection supervisor as a means of ensuring that inspections are being conducted correctly and accurately. These can occur at any time. Either you or someone over the age of 18 must be present to allow the inspector entry for this inspection.