Property Managers

Inspections

The city of New Hope requires regular inspections for all rental properties within the city. The purpose of these inspections is to help maintain the quality of the rental housing stock in the city and protect the city’s neighborhoods. The Rental Property Maintenance Guide ensures rental property owners, managers and caretakers are aware of city ordinance requirements and issues affecting rental properties.

Small Rental Properties (Single-family homes, condos & duplexes)
Once every two years, the city will contact small rental property owners (single-family homes, condos and duplexes) 
by mail to schedule an inspection. The property owner is responsible for contacting all tenants to notify them of the inspection. At the time of inspection, the city inspector may identify required corrections or repairs. The owner must complete the required corrections and contact the city for a follow-up inspection within 15 days of the initial inspection.

Multifamily Properties (3+ units)
Approximately every three years, the city will contact multifamily rental property owners by mail to schedule an inspection. Property owners are responsible for contacting all tenants to notify them of the inspection. At the time of inspection, the city inspector may identify required corrections or repairs. The owner must complete the required corrections within 15 days of the initial inspection.

Property Managers Meeting

The city holds quarterly property managers association meetings for properties with 3+ units that participate in the Best Practices Program. In order to qualify for the program, property managers must attend at least one meeting each year.

Rebates

City code encourages small rental property owners (single-family homes, condos & duplexes) to obtain property management training by providing a $250 rebate for landlords who complete a "Fundamentals of Rental Property Management in Minnesota" course within six months of the conversion. The course is available through the Minnesota Multi-Housing Association's website or can be taken in person. An additional $250 rebate is available if there are no reports of disorderly behavior within 18 months after the conversion to rental.