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Seattle Landlords Now Required to Register Property and Submit to an Inspection

Learn about Seattle’s new Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance.


In a city that prides itself on being socially progressive, the American Housing Survey found that “nearly 10 percent of Seattle area rental housing had ‘moderate to severe’ physical problems.” This prompted the city of Seattle to implement a new ordinance, the Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance, that will require landlords to register their rental property upon passing an inspection. The ordinance will be phased in starting in July 2014, with the last deadline being December 2016. (See the specific deadlines and standards for inspection.) As yet, there has not been much talk about the consequences or implications of this ordinance. I am in favor of it. Read more »