Three-Day Rental Inspection Process Begins Today at Park Place Apartments

The City of Cleveland today began a three-day Rental Inspection Unit process at Park Place Apartments at 1435 East Blvd.

This inspection is being conducted by the Department of Building and Housing and the Cleveland Department of Public Health. All rental inspections aim to ensure that units are dry, clean, safe, well-ventilated, pest-free, contaminant-free, maintained and thermally controlled. If violations are found during the inspection, inspectors will issue violations to the landlord.

The City of Cleveland’s Rental Inspection Unit was established after the passage of Issue 32 to ensure safe and healthy rental housing for all occupants through a proactive inspection program.

The rental registry maintains owner and contact information for all residential units in Cleveland in the event that owners must be contacted for an inspection or an emergency.  Starting in July 2017, Building and Housing inspectors starting systematically inspecting rental units throughout the city.  Notice is given to landlords at least one month in advance of the inspection date. The Department also inspects rental properties that have received complaints from tenants and others, to ensure that units are healthy and safe. This year, we have registered 49,845 rental units, conducted 3,351 rental inspections, and administered 523 lead dust wipe inspections.

If a tenant or someone else has a complaint about a maintenance issue that an inspector should check at a rental property, an email can be sent to bhcomplaints@city.cleveland.oh.us or call 3-1-1 or 216-664-2000.