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Minimum Requirements for Property Condition

24 Hour Property Management - Monday, October 7, 2019

Minimum Requirements for Property Condition

In California, landlords must meet the following basic dwelling livability requirements (summarized):

  • effective waterproofing and weather protection of roof and exterior walls, including unbroken windows and doors;
  • functioning plumbing, heating, and electrical facilities, including hot and cold running water and a working toilet and kitchen sink;
  • clean and sanitary building and grounds (that is, free of debris, filth, rubbish, garbage, rodents, and vermin), with adequate trash receptacles;
  • well-maintained floors, stairways, and railings;
  • deadbolt locks on certain doors and windows;
  • no lead paint hazards; and,
  • no nuisances

Outside of the above, it is also required that the home has smoke alarms in each bedroom, in the hall leading to any bedroom, and at least one on each floor. Furthermore, each floor must have a CO2 detector and the water heater must be strapped properly. Required in some cities but recommended in the strongest terms possible no matter where the property is located, a pool safety fence should be erected when the property has a pool.

Beyond that, our property managers will walk-through the property and make recommendations for improvements based on potential hazards and rentability.

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