Different cities may have different codes, rules & regulations regarding rentals.

For instance, the Seattle Municipal Code includes requirements that there be deadbolts on entry doors, dead bolts or other approved locking devices on all sliding patio doors, that locks be re-keyed between tenants and the prohibition against double cylinder deadbolts.  It also specifies the type of locks required on garage doors and on opening windows.

In order to reduce liability to the owner, it is a good idea to re-key locks between tenants even in municipalities that don’t require this action. Do yourself a favor! Be knowledgeable regarding the rules and regulations specific to your town!

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We are here to help you and your clients with all aspects of the rental market. Please contact us for further assistance!

single arrow disclaimerNothing found herein should be construed as an attempt to offer or render a legal opinion or otherwise engage in the practice of law. You should obtain the advice of an attorney well versed in these matters.

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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