As a landlord in West Los Angeles, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. This means making sure that all the common areas in your building are up to code and safe for occupancy. This includes the balconies.
In the state of California, there are two laws that govern the inspection and repair of balconies, SB721 and SB326. These laws were put in place to protect tenants from injuries caused by faulty or poorly maintained balconies.
As a landlord in West Los Angeles, you are required to have your balconies inspected by a licensed contractor at least once every six months. You are also required to keep records of these inspections and make them available to your tenants upon request. If any repairs are needed, you must have them completed within 30 days.
The benefits of complying with these laws are twofold. First, it protects your tenants from injuries caused by balcony collapses or other hazards. Second, it protects you from liability in the event that one of your tenants is injured on a balcony that is not up to code.
If you have any questions about balcony inspection and repair in West Los Angeles, or if you need a contractor to perform an inspection, please contact us at Balcony1. We would be happy to discuss your options and help you ensure that your balconies are safe for your tenants.