Five Tips on Conducting Annual Unit Inspections
If you’re like most owners or managers of assisted sites, you probably conduct annual inspections of the units at your site. Owners perform unit inspections on at least an annual basis to determine whether the appliances and equipment in the unit are functioning properly and to assess whether a component needs to be repaired or replaced. This is also an opportunity to determine any damage to the unit caused by the tenant’s abuse or negligence and, if so, make the necessary repairs and bill the tenant for the cost of the repairs [HUD Handbook 4350.3, par. 6-29(A)(3)].