Rental Inspections

Look to Axium for all your rental property inspection needs. With our trained inspectors and top-of-the-line equipment, you can be confident that you’re getting the best quality, the best price, and the most accurate results. Protect the health of your property and give your residents peace of mind as well as confidence in their tenancy.

Questions About Rental Inspections?

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How Does It Work?

Pre-Inspection Walk Through

Axium Inspectors will meet with the property managers or owners to go through Denver’s rental inspection, compliance, and licensing process and address items to be inspected, common deficiencies, and best practices. 

Random Unit Selection

Axium Inspection uses a third-party random number generator to determine the units of the multi-tenant building that need to be inspected. Axium will document this selection process for recording purposes. 

Rental Inspections

Our ICC Certified Inspectors perform thorough inspections of each rental unit identified with the property manager earlier in the process. We abide by the strict standards of ICC and follow the City of Denver’s Residential Rental Inspection Checklist. All inspection findings will be recorded with detailed notes and images.

Compliance Checklist

While Axium’s Inspectors are conducting their thorough inspection of the units, they will create a checklist that records the issues found during the inspection that do not meet the program’s requirements. Our Inspectors will also include resources that can help in correcting the issues. 

Re-Inspection

When Axium has gone over the issues in question and the property manager/owner has addressed those issues to meet compliance, your ICC certified Inspector can revisit the previously inspected units to certify these issues have been resolved. 

Approval and Documentation

At the completion of our rental unit inspections, compliance corrections, and any subsequent re-inspections, Axium will provide you a completed Residental Rental Inspection Checklist for each of the inspected units. We will also provide all documentation necessary to filing for your rental license. All detailed inspection reports, images, and notes will be stored online for future access. 

As landlords, it is critical to know the rules and regulations that apply to rental properties in your area.  Recently, the Denver City Council passed a law requiring inspections and licenses for landlords of rental properties which is set to take effect the beginning of 2023.  Rental inspection licenses will have to be renewed every four years with the goal of further protecting vulnerable tenants and providing safe and livable housing conditions to all renters in Denver.

Rental Inspections are periodic, mostly visual and non-invasive inspections designed to inform the property’s owner of defects that exist in a home that would otherwise go unreported.  Axium customizes each of our clients’ final inspection reports to meet the required goals of each property visitation.  

Axium’s main goal is to be the only company you think of for rental license inspections. Whether your needs are move-in or move-out inspections, quarterly home wellness checks, or post-purchase due diligence readiness inspections, Axium’s centrally managed and nationally scaled team can tailor a solution to fit your needs. 

Denver Rental License Inspections

At the beginning of 2022, the City of Denver revealed the new details for inspection, compliance, and licensing  for the Residential Rental Program as a part of the “Healthy Residents for All” ordinance passed by Denver City Council.

Denver City Council now requires the inspection and licensing of all rental units in Denver and will be unrolled in a phased approach:

Phase 1 – Jan 1, 2022

Early licensing will open for all rental dwelling units on a parcel. Early licensing fee reduced by 50% for all rentals during early licensing phase.

Phase 2 – Jan 1, 2023

License required for any person to offer, provide, or operate a residential rental property consisting of 2 or more rental dwelling units on a parcel. Examples include Apartment buildings and complexes, condo units, and rowhome units. The City of Denver is offering an early licensing discount open for single dwelling units on a single parcel.

Phase 3 – Jan 1, 2024

License required for any person to offer, provide, or operate a residental rental property consisting of a single rental dwelling unit on a single parcel. Examples include single-family homes, condo units, and rowhome units. Rental inspection licenses will cost $50 for all rentals in this phase.

Denver Rental License Inspection Resources

Stay up-to-date on the Denver Rental Licensing program with the City of Denver resources below.

Rental Inspection Checklist

Learn what’s being looked for during a rental inspection

RRP Guidebook

Get detailed information from Denver on each inspection item

Program Overview

“Healthy Residential Rentals for All” Denver rental License Policy

Why choose Axium to perform your Rental Inspection?

Established 2007

→ Over 100,000 inspections conducted nationwide

→ Over 5,000 5-Star Reviews

→ 110% Best Price Guarantee

→ Large ICC Inspector Team makes scheduling quick and efficient

Benefits of Rental Inspections

Tenants who are expecting rental inspections will have greater focus on keeping the property in good condition. But it’s not just up to the tenants, landlords can get ahead of any potential problems before they become major issues, avoiding maintenance delays, emergency fees and keeping property management costs lower. Rental inspections also make it easy to discover any dangerous or hazardous issues within the property to keep your tenants safe, and potentially avoid any lawsuits. Not only do rental inspections create a sense of respect between tenant and landlord, but happy tenants will also translate into less turnover and more lease renewals, resulting in lower operating costs.

For Landlords

For Tenants

It’s important to conduct the walkthrough of your property with a qualified inspector. Make sure to schedule the walkthrough in advance with your tenants to respect their schedule and allow them time to ensure the property is in good condition. This time can be used not only as a chance to troubleshoot issues, but also an opportunity to connect with your tenant(s). Communication is key when it comes to inspections. Let your tenants know why this walkthrough is being conducted and the importance of it. Stress that it is to ensure safe and hospitable living conditions for their environments.

Tenants understandably react with a degree of anxiety and uncertainty when confronted with the requirement to schedule a home inspection by their property manager or landlord. Axium excels at spending the time and investing the resources to work with tenants to ease any concerns they may have through the highest degree of professionalism and patience.

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Examples of Items Inspected

General External Condition

Chipping or peeling paint

Decks and balconies

Foundation

Driveways & sidewalks

Windows

General Internal Conditions

Appliances

Cabinetry

Ceilings, walls & floors

Fireplace

Home Systems

Garage

HVAC

Electrical

Plumbing