So you’re looking to rent your home? Tips for a landlord
Here is what you need to know!
The Town of Huntington has become stricter over the years involving rentals and the legality behind them. No longer are the days where you could put your house up for rent without going through the proper channels.
If your home is in the Township of Huntington, you have to apply for a rental permit and it must be approved before you list.
A rental permit is not required under these certain circumstances:
- The owner/ owner’s immediate family lives on the property
- There is a homeowner’s association or property management office on site
Step 1: Fill Out The Rental Permit Application
All condos, townhomes, apartment complexes, mixed-use occupancy, single, double, and multi-family properties must apply for a rental permit through the town. The Huntington Township rental permit application can be found at www.huntingtonny.gov/rental-permits. Included in the application is a Carbon Monoxide Affidavit, and both must be completed and notarized.
Step 2: Gather The Rest Of Your Documents
Did you think that you were done with the application? WRONG!
The Town of Huntington also requires this information to be provided along with the application:
- Deed/Owner’s Duplicate Certificate of Title
- Up To Date Survey (unless the property is a condo or townhouse)
- Government Proof of Residency (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
- Floor Plan (drawn to scale of the entire dwelling)
- Building Permits & Certificate of Occupancy
There is an application fee required to process your permit. It is a 75$ initial application fee, and a $475 fee to issue your final permit which is valid for 2 years.
Step 3: Have Your Home Inspected
When you apply for a rental permit, you have the ability to decide whether you want your property reviewed by an inspector from the Town of Huntington, or someone of your choosing.
If you would like to hire your own professional, they must be one of the following:
- Licensed Professional Engineer
- Registered Architect
- New York State Certified Code Enforcement Official
Step 4: Contact Your Local Realtor
So now that you’ve completed your inspection and the permit is approved and issued, it’s time to list! If you are already working with an agent, let them know you’ve passed and it’s time to get the marketing started. If you aren’t working with a real estate agent, the Lucky To Live Here team is here to help! Mass marketing provides you the best ability to find a well-qualified tenant that is willing to pay the highest and best price for your home.
If you have any further questions, call Lucky To Live Here Realty at 631-692-7100, or call the Rental Permit Division at the Town of Huntington directly at 631-351-3008.