A few things have come up already this year, especially for rental properties in San Luis Obispo. If you live in or own a property in the city, that has a different mailing address from the property’s physical address, you’ve probably received a notice about the Rental Inspection Program.

The city recently voted on this program. Mostly, it’s a safety precaution for our area’s housing. If you have a single-family or duplex property rented out, it will have a mandatory inspection. Inspectors will have a list to guide them, including updated building codes. Primarily, they will be checking for anything that might be unsafe on the property.

We’ve met with city officials to understand the new legislation. Although we’re not sure of how exactly this program will roll out in action, feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about it. Additionally, you can learn more about the Rental Inspection Program at www.slocity.org/rentalhousing. The city will organize classes for more in-depth information.

Additionally, there’s a new piece of California legislation that affects our housing market. Although it might not apply to over-occupied properties, it requires all rental properties to install a smoke detector in every room, instead of just each floor.

If you own a property and have received a notice, but feel you may be exempt please click here.

If your property currently has violations and you are interested in the amnesty program please click here.

Again, contact us with any questions or concerns you might have. We’d be happy to help!