Montgomery County Housing Authority


 

INSPECTIONS

 

INSPECTION CHECKLIST

In order for a unit to pass inspection, it must meet certain requirements (Housing Quality Standards or HQS) established by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) to guarantee a basic level of health and safety for all units leased under the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP). The list below includes only those items which most commonly cause a unit to fail an inspection. This list DOES NOT include all requirements necessary to pass an inspection. Please inspect the unit BEFORE requesting an inspection to avoid any delays in the beginning date of the HAP contract. NO CONTRACTS will be made prior to a unit passing an initial inspection.

 

THE UNIT MUST PASS INSPECTION ANNUALLY WITHIN THE ALLOTTED TIME FRAME OR HOUSING ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS WILL STOP!

  • No peeling or chipping paint inside or outside the unit

  • There must be a refrigerator (supplied by tenant or landlord) and cooking stove (supplied by landlord) which are clean & in working order

  • There must be an installed heating system that works and adequately heats the unit

  • There must be hot & cold running water in the kitchen and bathroom (s)

  • There must be a flush toilet that works and does not leak

  • All ground floor or accessible windows must have attached locks and exterior doors must be secure and have working locks

  • There must not be any missing, broken or cracked windows

  • All electrical outlets must have cover plates & be in good condition

  • The roof must not leak (check for stains)

  • If stairs and railings are present, they must be secure

  • Floor coverings cannot be torn or have holes that can cause someone to trip

  • Kitchen must have a working fire extinguisher

  • Any outlet within 6 feet of water requires a GFI outlet

  • Smoke detectors required on each level

  • This list DOES NOT include all requirements necessary for the unit to pass inspection

 

FOR INSPECTION TO TAKE PLACE:

SOMEONE OVER THE AGE OF 18 MUST BE PRESENT