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Mandatory Rental Housing Inspections Coming to Seattle

By Joshua Fant “In the past month the Seattle Councilmembers passed new legislation which will enact a new, mandatory rental housing registration and inspections program. The program will go through a one year education process in 2013, and properties will be required to register with the City starting July 1, 2014. Mandatory inspections of rental…

New Mandates require Carbon Monoxide Alarms in residential Buildings January 2013

by Joshua Fant Washington is taking another stand against the “silent killer,“ with new carbon monoxide (CO) legislation set to take effect statewide on January 1, 2013. At that time, Washington law requires owners to install CO alarms in all buildings classified as residential occupancies. These requirements bring Washington in line with many other states…

Neighborhoods on the Edge

By Patty Dupre & Mike Scott or Dupre + Scott Apartment Advisors Hello, I’m Oprah Winfrey. Some apartment investors are making serious and shocking accusations about the behavior of a number of neighborhoods in the Puget Sound region. So today I am interviewing representatives from two of these neighborhoods. Turning to our guests on the…

House For People with Criminal Backgrounds

By Charlie Spaeth PAC Committee Chair On May 16th Governor Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Senate Bill (ESB) 5105, officially described as: AN ACT Relating to conditions under which the Department of Corrections provides rental vouchers to an offender; amending RCW 3 9.94A.729; and adding a new section to Chapter 72.09 RCW. That doesn’t sound very…