Single-Family / Single-Building Units
Here are example property names for single family homes:
- 123 Smith St
- 234 Jones Ave
For conventional properties like single-family homes or single-building units, the term “Property” is straightforward. The single-family home 123 Cherry St., for example, identifies both the property and the unit.
A duplex is probably best created as two single-family properties (for example, 123 Cherry St and 125 Cherry St) to differentiate the separate units occupied by distinct tenants plus a third common property (123 Cherry St Common) for any common yards, parking, or other shared space.
Here are example property names for a multi-family residential building, where each separate unit or common space is treated as a single inspection property:
- Lake Apts Unit 1A
- Lake Apts Unit 1B
- Lake Apts Unit 1C
- Lake Apts Rec Room
- Lake Apts Pool
Multi-family homes are split up into separate units with each unit treated as a separate property in zInspector, even if they are on the same real property, in the same complex, or within a single building.
Unlike single-unit properties, Multi-Unit mode supports the addition of common spaces which we call Common Inspection Units. Common Inspection Units are treated as independent units but are associated with the complex by name. Common Inspection Units include recreation rooms, pools, utility closets, driveways, and elevators.
You can easily create a new property with Multi-Unit property mode to generate many properties with similar Areas. The Multi-Unit mode streamlines the creation of multiple similar units and the addition of Common Inspection Units.
For more on creating new properties, see this article.