The Borough of Highspire in Dauphin County is poised to enact a rental inspection ordinance (Ordinance 582 of 2010).
It appears that under the ordinance investors would be billed "Tri-annually" for "the total program costs." (Section 9. A.).
Owners could hire their own inspectors from a list of qualified inspectors maintained by the Borough. The cost of these inspectors would be in addition to the amounts billed by the Borough. Otherwise, the investors would have to use Borough inspectors.
This Ordinance is set for a vote on August 17, 2010.
update - Ordinance 582 and real estate values.