Owners of apartments, homes, duplexes, condos and other residential rental options can choose to participate in the Rental Education Program.
Property owners have a chance to make repairs or improvements in order to be enrolled in the program after a review of the property. Enrollment in the program is by mutual agreement between the property owner and the Rental Education Program. A property’s enrollment may be rescinded or suspended if the property no longer meets the criteria or issue reports are not appropriately addressed.
If the property has five or fewer units, the goal is to review each unit. In larger complexes, we will review a percentage of the total apartments for each floor plan (ex. 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, etc.). Our Rental Education Technicians also evaluate the grounds, talk to tenants, and spend time with the on-site manager and/or maintenance staff during property visits.
The Alabama Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (which was enacted in 2006) requires property owners to give tenants at least 48 hours advance notice before entering a dwelling, which would be problematic in larger apartment complexes. And, of course, non-consenting tenants may have the right to refuse review visits in their rental unit.
If you are a property owner, and you’re interested in enrolling your property in the Off-Campus Rental Education Program, please complete the form below, and someone will contact you with more information.