Move-In Inspection

Setting up a Move-in Inspection

After you have screened and selected a tenant, fill out the Request for Tenancy Approval (RTA) form. Your prospective tenant will provide the RTA form to you. Signing an RTA does not require either you or your prospective tenant to sign a lease agreement. Section 8 clients can only schedule one inspection at a time.

Your prospective tenant will return the Request for Tenancy Approval, Inspection Checklist, and lead-based paint disclosures to the RTA scheduling desk. If all the paperwork is complete an inspection appointment will be scheduled. Your tenant will call you to let you know the date and time of the inspection.

Preparing for the Move-in Inspection

Prepare the unit. Take time to go over the Inspection Checklist before the inspection to make sure everything is ready and the unit is in move-in condition.

  • All utilities must be on (electricity, gas, & water)
  • All repairs and renovations must be complete
  • Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors must be installed and working
  • Pilot light must be lit in gas heaters
  • All appliances must be in-place* and working properly​​

*If the tenant is supplying the stove or refrigerator and it is not in-place at the inspection, the inspection will be marked inconclusive and verification will be required.

Remember! The unit must pass inspection before payments can begin. If the unit does not pass inspection OHA must re-inspect the unit before the lease & contract can begin.

To learn more about the move-in process, visit the "Becoming a Landlord​" page.​