Tenants move in/move out inspections document the condition of the home via text, digital images and/or video. Files are printed and emailed to you as a third-party documentation service in order to avoid future or present disputes. These will not be conducted if a tenant or former tenant is still occupying the house/ apartment or condo.
In 2007, the Baltimore County Council passed Bill 87-07 requiring that all buildings or portions of a building that contain one to six dwelling units intended or designed to be rented, leased, let or hired out to be occupied for living purposes be registered and licensed with Baltimore County. All rental properties must be inspected. Have an inspection performed by a state-licensed home inspector. The inspector must complete an Inspection for each unit you intend to rent.
Baltimore City now requires all residential rental units to be registered, inspected, and licensed to ensure that they meet basic safety and maintenance requirements. On August 1, 2018, a new law took effect requiring all Baltimore City rental properties, including one- and two-family and multi-family dwellings, to be licensed to operate as a rental. If your property is not a rental but is non-owner-occupied it still must be registered annually including an inspection.