INSPECTOR SELECTION

Who can inspect rental properties?

  • Privately owned properties - ABI INSPECTOR or ISD Inspector

  • Problem Properties/Chronic Offenders - ISD Inspector

  • Federal, State or City government owned units - Exempt

  • Owner occupied dwellings with six (6) or fewer rental units - Exempt

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How do I choose a ABI Inspector?

The City of Boston will send you a Notice of Selection Letter. Once you receive this letter you have 30 days to make a selection on how you will complying with the inspection requirement. To select ABI, you would choose the 3rd option that states the following:

  • Engage an ISD Authorized Inspector, as defined in the City of Boston Ordinance CBC 9-1.3(a).

Once you make this selection, you must send the form back to Boston Inspectional Services by mail, fax or email. Then you would contact us to setup an inspection.

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Why are ABI inspectors qualified to conduct these inspections? 
All of ABI’s inspectors are Commonwealth of Massachusetts Certified Home Inspector that have demonstrated a proficiency in the application of the State Sanitary Code by satisfactorily completing the ISD certificate program and have been issued a certificate of completion. 

Why do property owners choose an ABI inspector over an ISD inspector?

  • ABI inspectors work for their client not the city

  • Flexible scheduling on Weekdays and Weekends

  • Ability to get enhanced reports with pictures (add. fee)

  • Quick turnaround

 

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