Showing content tagged with rental housing inspection
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Thumbnail for - Legalizing Cheap Housing, Without Eliminating Standards
Nov 20, 2012
The C is for Crank
Sightline's Alan Durning argues that we should eliminate regulations that increase the cost of housing. We agree—until he argues against the city's rental-housing inspection law.
Thumbnail for - Apartment Owners Use Housing Inspection Law in Fundraising Pitch
May 3, 2012
City Hall
Want to prevent mandatory rental inspections? Contribute to us, the Rental Housing Association says.
Thumbnail for - Seattle’s Second City: Why Can’t We Have Healthy Homes Too?
Apr 20, 2012
The head of the Tenants' Union says only mandatory inspections will ensure that the city's rental housing is up to code.
Thumbnail for - Building Owners Propose Alternative Rental Inspection Law
Apr 13, 2012
City Hall
Advocates for property owners advocate for an alternative to both proposed rental-housing inspection programs.
Thumbnail for - Licata Proposes Universal Rental-Housing Inspection
Mar 28, 2012
City Hall
City Council member and housing advocate Nick Licata proposes phasing in universal rental-housing inspections over ten years. Image via Nick Licata on Flickr.
Thumbnail for - Tenants, City in Talks About Rental Housing Inspection Program
Feb 9, 2012
City Hall
After panning the city's first stab at creating a rental housing inspection programas too landlord-friendly, tenant advocates are in talks with the city about how to improve the legislation.
Thumbnail for - Tenants' Union: Rental Inspection Proposal Caters to Landlords
Dec 8, 2011
Tenant advocates are unhappy with a rental housing inspection proposal that, they say, does little to improve on the current system.
Thumbnail for - Rental Housing Inspection Program Could be Watered Down
Dec 1, 2011
The city council considers a watered-down rental housing inspection program.
Thumbnail for - "This is One of Those Embarrassing Mistakes That Makes You Want to Bury Your Head."
May 12, 2010
Morning Fizz
1. A search committee has settled on three finalists, including Interim SPD Chief John Diaz, to replace former Chief Gil Kerlikowske. Mayor Mike McGinn will pick the new chief next month....
Thumbnail for - Mandatory Housing Inspection Moves Forward
May 12, 2010
City Hall
The city council's Committee on the Built Environment had some tough questions this morning for representatives from the Department of Planning and Development, which supports a proposal to...
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