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Answering Questions About Recertification

The 40 year inspection is a mandatory inspection that is performed to ensure old buildings meet current building codes and safety standards. As a property manager, part of your responsibilities is to partake in this inspection program to ensure safety and perform any necessary repairs.

Here, we answer your most commonly asked questions about recertification:

  • What types of buildings are required to have a safety inspection?
    As the name implies, 40/50 inspection applies to building structures that are 40-50 years old and above. This is with the exception of duplexes, single-family homes, and other properties that are less than 2,000 square feet or have an occupant load of 10 or less.
  • What is included in the inspection?
    The main components that are generally inspected include the foundation, exterior walls, roofing and electrical systems, windows, emergency lighting, parking lot illumination, and more.
  • What does the process entail?
    The whole process is relatively straightforward and beings with a notice of required inspection. Upon receiving this notification, the property owner has about 90 days to find a Certified Structural Engineer to conduct the inspection. A report is then created which includes a complete overview of the state of the property and any repairs that need to be made.

Once the needed repairs are completed, the engineer will re-inspect the property and issue a new report. This report states that the property meets all safety requirements. Failure to do so will result in several financial and legal penalties.

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