Tenant Habitability Plans, THP’s is one of the most common clearances required to pull your final permit. The requirements for these THP’s aren’t too difficult, however, the process is. The Tenant Habitability Plan, is a document that informs your building tenants of the upcoming Soft Story work, the length of time the project will take, any service interruptions and general information about their rights, along with contact numbers for the Housing Department.
Once your engineered plans are “PC Approved” the THP process can begin. Requirements for the Tenant Habitability Plan include, building information. ie. year built, number of units, APN#, legal contact of management/owner. You will also require the tenant “Rent Roll” that includes, tenant name, phone number, current rent and date of last increase. Once this information is organized and entered, it takes Housing about 3-5 days to approve the forms. Once approved by Housing, the notices can be delivered to the tenants. Once all the THP’s have been delivered, a Declaration of Service needs to be signed and dated. Housing will then clear your permit.
It’s a bit of a circus, but the good news is, CalQuake can take all the guess work out. We offer free, full Housing service. We will do all the heavy lifting making this part of the process seamless.
THP’s are one of many clearances you may require. It’s certainly the most common. Other clearances may include, CRA, HPOZ, MTA and OSHA. All these can certainly add a hiccup to your plans, so make sure to give us a call if you need help.