Category: Seattle Multi Family

All You Need to Know About RRIO

Improving & preserving safe & healthy housing for all Seattle renters. A quick reminder that the City of Seattle’s Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) is rolling out across the City, with deadlines arranged by ZIP code. The City reports that many landlords do not know about this requirement, so pass this along to friends/family/colleagues…




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Seattle Utilities: Changes For Rentals

For those of you new to being a landlord or you landlords lucky enough not to have had a vacancy in while you may not be aware of a change at Seattle Public Utilities… Effective July 15, 2011 Seattle Public Utilities will no longer open new water/sewer/garbage accounts in tenant names. Water/sewer/garbage accounts will be…




Carbon Monoxide Detectors For Rentals

Effective January 1, 2013, state law and the Building Code Council rule that implements the law will require that all non-owner occupied residential units be equipped with Carbon Monoxide (CO) monitors.  Monitors must be installed outside of each separate sleeping area, in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms and on each floor of the hom In all likelyhood…




City of Seattle will register & inspect rentals

October 1, 2012 the Seattle City Council approved a program to require registration and inspection of all rental property, beginning in 2014. The legislation will require that all properties with 10 or more rental register with the city by July 1, 2014; from 5 to 9 units by Dec. 31, 2014, and from one to four…




Landlord Resources

I am regularly asked by landlords where to turn for answers.  Whether you are a landlord by choice or necessity I highly recommend that you join the Rental Housing Association of Puget Sound.  They are a great resource for those of us that own rental property.  Below are links to the RHA and many other important resources and…




What is a 1031 exchange?

‘Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchange’ is a part of the Residential Purchase and Sale Agreement. What is it addressing? In the Northwest Multiple Listing Purchase & Sale Agreement it is simply an agreement between Buyer & Seller to cooperate in signing the necessary closing papers required for the party doing a 1031 exchange to complete that part…