Short Term Rentals (STR) are incredibly popular as you know. A short term rental is defined as a residential unit that is rented for a term of thirty (30) or fewer consecutive nights. In the more recent years, cities throughout Orange County and Southern California are now requiring Short Term Rental owners to have a Certified Home Inspector Perform a short term rental property inspection.
What are Short Term Rental Property Inspections?
A short term rental property inspection is a certification that is required to be submitted to confirm life/safety requirements.
Who should get a Short Term Property Inspection?
If you currently rent your property on third party sites such as AirBNB or you rent your home out privately for under 30 days at a time & the city where the STR is based out of requires an STR Home Inspection.
How much is a Short Term Rental Inspection?
The cost of Short Term Rental Property Inspections vary from city to city. Give us a call to get a price on your AirBNB or short term rental property at 949-396-9595.
What does a short term rental inspection consist of?
A short term rental property inspection will consist of checking for Electrical, Heating and Air Conditioning Safety, Fire Sprinklers, Evacuation Routes, Fire Extinguishers, Hazardous Conditions, Water Heating, Smoke Alarms, Window Functions, carbon monoxide sensors and much more.
Does my city require a short term rental inspection?
Your city may or may not legally require an STR Home Inspection, however it’s highly recommended to ensure the safety of your tenants. As of now, here is a list of the cities we know require Short Term Rental Inspections: Huntington Beach, Sunset Beach. Here is the exact form the City Huntington Beach will require a certified home inspector to complete.
What happens if my city requires an inspection for my short term rental property, and I don’t comply?
If a complaint is made, cities typically visit the property to inspect the complaint with in a few hours of receiving the complaint. We have seen fines as high as $1,000 a day for each violation of any provision. If 3 violations are against the city’s guidelines for STR Regulations, the city may pull your Short Term Rental Permit.
If you have a short term rental property or AirBnB that needs to have a property inspection, give us a call! 949-396-9595