"How many units do you have?" This is a question that most inspectors will ask you in the initial call when you're trying to get pricing for your lead inspection project. As a landlord or property manager this probably makes you cringe a little because you're thinking dollar signs and so is the inspector. However, there is a way you can save money on your multifamily development if you follow HUD guidelines approved by the EPA. Use of the multifamily protocol is less time consuming and more cost effective than inspecting all units in a given housing development or building because in most instances a pattern can be determined after inspecting a fraction of the units. The number of units tested is based on the date of construction and the number of units in the housing development. Take a look at the chart below and hopefully this will answer some questions you may have, like "How many units do we have to inspect and how much is it going to cost?" Please pay special attention to Pre-1960 and 1960-1977 build dates on the chart to determine how many units will have to be inspected.
In larger developments we're required to use what's called the "random number generator" to determine which units will be selected. We also have to take into consideration the need to identify common construction based on written documentation or visual evidence of construction type. There's a lot of technical stuff that I won't go into here, what I will go into is the obvious. Pre Closing Inspection will take the most cost effective approach to your project and our mission is to provide you with an efficient service. Call us to find out how we can save you money and get you the lead inspection reports you need to get your rental registration.