Property Condition


What are T&H's Property Condition Requirements?

At T&H, we take pride in providing our clients with rental homes that are not just spaces to live in, but clean and safe places they can call home.

We understand that you entrust us with your investments, and it is our commitment to ensure that the properties we rent meet our minimum requirements. These conditions are the foundation of our goal to offer both landlords and tenants a seamless and secure rental experience. 

Condition Requirements:

  • General:
    • A bedroom must be no less than 70 square feet for the first occupant and an additional 50 square feet for each additional occupant
    • A clean and empty home upon move-in for tenants
    • Working, properly maintained and up-to-code smoke detectors
    •  Changing or re-keying locks between tenants 
  • Clean and maintained interior surfaces:
    • Carpet should not be older than 7 years old
    • Paint should be no older than 4 years old and should have no chips or peeling
    • Interior walls should have no cracks or holes larger than a quarter inch
  • Windows:
    • Secure & weather tight 
    • No damage, cracking, or faulty locks 
    • Must have working, non-damaged screens
  • Doors:
    • Must have 2 means of egress
    • Must be able to open, close, and latch without issue 
    • Locks must work and be in good working order 
  • Plumbing:
    • Water source that is sanitary
    • Every fixture must have cold and hot water
    •  All drains must properly work
    • All plumbing components must be in good working order
  • Electrical:
    •  Permanent with on/off switch lighting fixtures are mandatory in: baths, kitchens, and laundry rooms
    • All other habitable rooms must have either overhead light or working wall outlet 
    • Must be at least one outlet per habitable room
    • Ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection must be installed in all bathrooms, kitchens, and exterior outlets
    • Unless an outlet is used for appliances or has a GFCI protection in CANNOT be within six feet of a water source
  • Equipment
    • Any equipment in or around property must be properly maintained and run properly
    • If a tenant is not allowed to access equipment(such as a washer and dryer) it must be removed from the property
  • Fireplaces
    • Yearly inspections and cleanings are highly suggested 
    • All fireplaces must be free of defects or other items that make it unsafe 
    • If a fireplace cannot be repaired, it must be disabled and noted in lease that it is decorative only
  • Heating and Cooling
    • Properties must have a heat source in every habitable room that can provide up to a 68 degree temperature
    • If AC is provided, it must be in good working order and properly maintained
  • Handrails, Porches, and Stairs:
    • If a staircase has 4 or more risers, a handrail must be installed 
    • All staircases and handrails must follow this building code
    •  Balconies, porches, etc must have a handrail if more than 3 feet higher than adjacent areas 
  • Foundation, Roof, and Walls:
    •  All must be up to code with no leaks 

Additional Requirements for Multi-Family Buildings:

  • Fire Safety Requirements in addition to above:
    • Provide fire extinguishers in each unit 
    • Provide emergency lighting in halls and common areas
    • Exit signs 
  • Provide trash removal service 
  • Yard and grounds care and maintenance 
  • Must keep all common areas safe and clean
    • Including adequate lighting 
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