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This ordinance extends the registration requirements for non-owner-occupied dwelling units to encompass vacant structures; modifies the information required for registration statements; modifies the fees for registration; modifies or repeals certain registration fee exceptions; modifies the civil penalty for violation of these registration requirements; repeals the license fee for multiple-family dwellings and rooming houses; creates provisions relating to the registration of non-owner- occupied dwellings and vacant structures and to the licensing of multiple-family dwellings and rooming houses.
The Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance requires landlords to register all rental housing units in Seattle, from single-family houses to large apartment buildings. Exceptions to the registration requirement include commercial lodging, state-licensed facilities such as adult family homes, and housing owned by government groups or by housing authorities such as Seattle Housing Authority. Landlords must register their properties according to a specified schedule and these registrations must be renewed every five years. The ordinance also requires that all registered rental housing units be inspected within the first 10 years of the program. This requirement does not apply to rentals that are already regularly inspected, such as public housing. The owner must hire certified private inspectors to do the inspections. All rental properties that have had two Notices of Violation or an Emergency Order issued within the past two years will be inspected early in the program. This ordinance was created after the passage of enabling legislation by the state legislature.
This ordinance requires owners of rental dwellings to annually provide the Building Inspection Division of the Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development with contact information for at least two people who can exercise control and care over the property. The requirement would not apply to all properties that are owned and operated by local, state, or federal government agencies or a subdivision or agency of government
This ordinance establishes the status of residential hotel units, regulates the demolition and conversion of these units to other uses, and establishes appropriate administrative and judicial remedies. This ordinance will minimize the adverse impact of the loss of residential hotel units through conversion and demolition on the housing supply and on displaced low-income, elderly, and disabled persons.
To protect tenants from unreasonable and excessive rents, to protect tenants from involuntary displacement, to keep rent within the City at a moderate level and ensure a just and reasonable return to landlords this ordinance: establishes maximum allowable rents; stipulates the conditions under which a tenant may be evicted (just cause eviction standards); stipulates maintenance standards of rental units. This ordinance further requires landlords to register rental units, provide tenants with notification that the rental unit is subject to the provisions of this ordinance, and pay interest on tenant's security deposit.
This ordinance regulates residential rent increases in the City of Berkeley and protects tenants from unwarranted rent increases and arbitrary, discriminatory, or retaliatory evictions, in order to help maintain the diversity of the Berkeley community and to ensure compliance with legal obligations relating to the rental of housing. It creates a Rent Stabilization Board, establishes a rent ceiling, requires landlord to register rental properties and pay interest on security deposits and requires good cause for eviction.
This ordinance established the status of residential hotel units by regulating the demolition and conversion of residential hotel units to other uses. Its purpose is to minimize the adverse impact on the housing supply and on displaces low income, elderly, and disabled persons resulting from the loss of residential hotel units through their conversion and demolition.
This ordinance grants housing applicants the right to a written explanation if they are denied tenancy in some housing or apartment complexes. This ordinance requires the lessor or property owner to prominently include an option for applicants to indicate their request of a written denial of tenancy letter.