Baltimore City now requires ALL residential rental units to be registered, inspected, and licensed to ensure that they meet basic safety and maintenance requirements. On August 1, 2018, a new law took 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. If your property is not a rental but is non-owner-occupied it still must be registered annually. In order to receive a rental license from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) the property must meet two requirements: 1) be registered with DHCD using the online portal and 2) be inspected by a State Licensed,Baltimore City registered Home Inspector.
We are registered to perform Baltimore City rental inspections, a requirement for Property managers to obtain and renew a Baltimore City rental license. We follow the Baltimore City rental inspection checklist guidelines. If you are a rental property owner/landlord in Baltimore City, on August 1st, 2018 the law will require rental units to be registered and inspected by a licensed home inspector by January 1, 2019 to obtain a rental housing license.
We follow safe COVID-19 practices with our customers. We encourage the use of masks and social distancing during home inspections.