Seattle Rental Housing Registration and Inspections

Author: Pacific Northwest Inspections Group, LLC   Date: 25-Nov-2013.   Category: House Inspection   Add to Favorites 

 The City of Seattle desires an effective means to address problem rental housing units and improve rental housing conditions for Seattle residents. While the City recognizes that the great majority of housing units in the city meet basic standards of habitability, we know that there are some units that clearly do not.  The City currently has a complaint-based system; potential violations are reported to the department, we then inspect, and if violations are found, action is taken to gain compliance.  This program will continue.  However, not all and perhaps some of the most egregious are never reported due to lack of concern about the condition, lack of knowledge of basic code standards, fear of retaliation, or lack of familiarity with the system. In June 2010, the Seattle City Council adopted  Ordinance 123311, creating a rental housing registration and inspection program, which is meant to address these problems. 

We also are providing Rental housing inspections for the City of Renton and Tukwilla.