What Are Pre-Rental Inspections?

(Download the ordinance here.)  

  • Require an inspection of any residential housing unit before it is rented to a new tenant.

  • Inspections would focused on making sure the unit meets health and safety standards.

Council has voted to bring back Pre-Rental Inspections. 
Ask the Mayor to sign it into law.

Why Pre-Rental Inspections?

  • Make sure that every tenant moves into decent housing.

  • Encourage landlords to invest in repairs because they will know they have to pass an inspection to rent the unit.

Bring Back Pre-Rental Inspections
Call Mayor: 576-2100

Take Action! Ask Mayor Purzycki to bring back Pre-Rental Inspections. Call him at (302) 576-2100 or email mspurzycki@WilmingtonDE.gov and ask him to sign the Pre-Rental Inspections Ordinance.  Call your City Council Member to share your support. Contact information for your City Council member here. Find a map of the districts so you can locate your City Council member here.

Get Connected!  Follow the  Wilmington Neighborhoods Coalition on Facebook. Sign up for our newsletter. Contact us for more information on how you can join canvasses, bring a presentation to your civic association, or host an event to build the momentum for safe and healthy homes and neighborhoods in Wilmington.

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