What are Inspections?

The items listed below are the most common items that result in the inspection failing and requiring re-inspection. Addressing them in advance will significantly reduce the need for reinspection of the property.

  • Windows must open, close and lock.
  • No broken windows.
  • Screens must be present on windows designed to open. Screens should be seated properly and not have holes or tears.
  • When door is closed, no light should be visible anywhere around the edges. Weatherstrip to seal.
  • No leaks under the sinks.
  • All faucets must operate correctly.
  • Smoke alarms must operate when tested.
  • Bathroom vents must work or functioning window must be present.
  • Property free of junk, debris, old furniture, broken appliances.
  • If dishwasher is present, it must operate properly.
  • If garbage disposal is present, it must operate properly.
  • No broken outlets switch plates or cover plates.
  • No bare wires, exposed wires or frayed wiring.
  • No peeling paint.
  • All interior doors must be securely hinged and operate properly.
  • Door frames must be sound and secure. Strike plates should be present and correctly installed.
  • Door handles and locks must work, deadbolt locks on exterior doors No signs of insect or rodent infestation.
  • Stove should be clean and completely functional. All burners and oven working correctly.
  • Refrigerator must be clean and function properly. Gasket seals tightly, no broken or missing shelves/drawers.
  • All flooring must be in good condition – no holes or tears, must be clean
  • All fencing must be in good condition – no missing pickets, gates must be properly hung
  • Home must be clean and sanitary

We appreciate the opportunity work with you in providing safe, decent and affordable housing to the residents of Lubbock.

TENANT BASED
HOUSING QUALITY STANDARDS
Request for Tenancy Approval
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DOCUMENTS

HQS Form (PDF)
Inspection Form (PDF)
Request for Tenancy Approval (PDF)
Landlord Informaton (PDF)