Keys to the rental property – BEWARE!

WHO SECURES THE KEYS?

The State of Washington just passed a change to the Landlord Tenant Act requiring that landlords, “Maintain and safeguard with reasonable care any master key or duplicate keys to the dwelling unit.”  The change is the result of a criminal case where an onsite maintenance worker brutally attacked a woman after getting a copy of the key to her apartment.  The law would also require that landlords and agents safeguard keys from theft.

TIP: Keys should be secured and identified by code rather than by address.

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About Coldwell Banker Bain Property Management

As residential property managers for Coldwell Banker Bain Property Management Division, we manage single family residences, individual condominium units and small apartment complexes in the greater Puget Sound region. We serve Seattle, Tacoma, Anacortes, Marysville, Bainbridge Island, Lynnwood, Everett, Redmond, Bellevue and many other cities in Washington State. We also offer full service commercial property management.
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