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Inspection Checklist

The items listed below are the most common items that result in the inspection failing and requiring re-inspection. Addressing them in advance will significantly reduce the need for re-inspection of the property.

  • Windows must open, close, and lock
  • No broken windows
  • Screens must be present on windows designed to open. Screens should be seated properly and not have holes and tears
  • No leaks under sinks
  • All faucets must operate when tested
  • Smoke alarms must operated when tested
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarms must be in house **Also if unit is all electric and has an attached garage, it must have a carbon monoxide detector as well.**
  • Bathroom vents must work or have a functioning window
  • Property is free of junk, debris, old furniture, and broken appliances
  • If dishwasher is present, it must operate properly
  • No broken outlets, switch plates, or cover plates
  • No bare wires, exposed wires, or frayed wiring
  • No peeling paints
  • All interior doors must be sound and secure. Strike plates should be present and correctly installed
  • Door handles and locks must work. Dead bolt on exterior doors
  • No signs of insect or rodent infestation
  • Stove should be clean and completely functional. All burners and oven working correctly
  • Refrigerator must be clean and function properly. Gasket seals tight, no broken or missing shelves/drawers
  • All flooring must be in good condition, no holes, or tears, must be clean
  • All fencing must be in good condition, no missing pickets, gates must be properly hung
  • Home must be clean and sanitary

We appreciate the opportunity with you in providing a safe, decent, sanitary and affordable housing for the residents of Odessa.