Baltimore City Rental Registration
On August 1, 2018, a new law takes effect requiring all Baltimore City
rental properties, including one- and two-family and multi-family
dwellings, to be licensed to operate as a rental by January 1, 2019. In
order to receive a license from the Department of Housing and Community
Development (DHCD) the property must meet two requirements:
1) must be
registered with DHCD using the online portal.
2) must be inspected by
a State Licensed, Baltimore City registered Home Inspector.
this service to any landlord on a per unit basis at competitive prices.
There has been a change
to the requirements for carbon monoxide detectors in rental dwelling units.
After April 1, 2018 units must have carbon monoxide alarms installed within the
dwelling on every level, including the basement.
Smoke Detectors: There is one smoke alarm on every level of the home and inside each sleeping area.
I urge all clients
to read and understand the Inspection Requirements prior to the
inspection to prevent the need and expense of a re-inspection.
To facilitate this type of inspection, all inspected items
should be easily accessible at the time of the inspection.
The inspection includes the following items:
- Smoke Detectors
- Carbon Monoxide Detectors on all levels
- Electrical System
- Plumbing System
- Proper Operation and Ventilation of Furnace, Water
Heater, Washer & Dryer (if installed)
- Proper Emergency Egress from Basement Sleeping Area
- Proper Railings on Interior & Exterior
- Readily Observable Health & Safety
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American Society of Home Inspectors
MD License # 29689
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