Today I’m with Teresa Purrington, the Code Enforcement Supervisor here in San Luis Obispo. She’s here to explain a new inspection ordinance for rental properties. So, what can you expect with this recent change?

Teresa says that you can expect a 30-day notice with an option to reschedule. You’ll need to pay the inspection fee ($185) a week before the inspection date. Once the inspector is there, he will ask for the Tenant Authorization Form and then perform a visual inspection of all the major systems and mechanisms of your home. This is a general health and safety inspection.

If you know that you have some problems with your property, you can file for amnesty where you are allowed one year to legalize unpermitted units. This is useful because you only pay building fees and not any fines. This is a very good solution if you’re having zoning problems with your rentals.

Teresa expects 4,500 single-family rentals to be affected by these new changes. If you need to file for an exemption, click here.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Teresa. There will also be some rental housing inspection workshops coming up in the future at the SLO Library Communication Center on February 11th and March 7th from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m.

These workshops will be very informative, and we recommend registering for these workshops beforehand. Teresa will also be able to speak to small groups, and to contact her you can call (805) 594-8189.

If you are concerned about the ordinance or if you are flat out against it please feel free to visit SAVESLO.COM for more information!

As always, if you have any questions, call Lindsey or I immediately at 805-781-3750.