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 on a per unit basis at competitive prices.
There has been a change
to the requirements for carbon monoxide detectors in rental dwelling
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
to read and understand the Inspection
Requirements prior to the
inspection to prevent the need and expense of a re-inspection.
Additional explanations are here. 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:
For everything you need to know, here is the link to the Property Registration Page
- Smoke Detectors on all levels and in required locations
- Carbon Monoxide Detectors on all levels
- Electrical System
- Plumbing System
- Proper Operation and Ventilation of Furnace, Water
- Proper Emergency Egress from Basement Sleeping Area
- Proper Railings on Interior & Exterior
- Readily Observable Health & Safety
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MD License # 29689
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