Advance Home Inspection
Maryland's #1 Home, Lead Paint, Radon and Rental Inspection Company

Baltimore County Rental Inspection


If you are a rental property owner in Baltimore county, the law now requires rental units to be registered and inspected by a  licensed home inspector by January 1, 2009 to obtain a rental housing license.All licensed properties must be re-inspected every three years to renew your rental license. 

Please click on the link below to obtain all of the information needed for Baltimore County landlords and the forms needed for your Baltimore County rental license.

Baltimore County Rental Info

 
You have made the right decision by allowing Advance Home Inspection to perform your Baltimore County Rental Inspection. To better assist you with this process, we will provide you with two date and time stamped photos of the property and the inspection paperwork. If you cannot make appointment, no worries; we can perform the inspection and email all the paperwork to you within 24 hours.

**Note: As of June 2012, all pictures and paperwork will be sent via email.  We like for all of our customers to have electronic copies of all paperwork.  Hard copies must be requested during scheduling.**
 
What are we Inspecting?
 
1.     Townhomes and Single Family Homes:
A hardwired smoke detector with a battery backup must be located in the corridor or hallway outside of sleeping areas. If the home has a basement, a hardwired smoke detector with a battery backup must also be located in the basement, and must be interconnected to the smoke detector outside of the sleeping area.
 
Or
 
Homes with 2 or 3 Apartments:
A hardwired smoke detector with a battery backup must be located in the corridor or hallway outside of sleeping areas. If the home has a basement, a hardwired smoke detector with a battery backup must also be located in the basement, and must be interconnected to the smoke detector on the first floor.
 
2.     Electrical wires are not visible in living areas
3.     There is cold and hot running water in kitchen and in each bathroom with no leaks below the sink areas and toilets flush
4.     There are no sleeping areas in the basement or if there is a sleeping area in the basement, there is a secondary means of escape as follows: basement window with a minimum of 5.5 ft opening with a sill height 44 inches or less from the floor OR basement door with thumb turn dead bolt.
5.     The furnace is either operational or because of outside temperature it is unable to be tested.
6.     Railing present for interior and exterior steps with more than three risers.
7.     Carbon Monoxide Detectors are located in the common areas outside of the sleep areas.
 
 Do you need a CO/Smoke Detector that is hard wired, battery backup and interconnected wirelessly.  MDAHI has placed a link that will provide you a detector that provides all of the above. Please click the following link Smoke/CO Detectors