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Condos would have to tell city about rentals

The City Council Monday is scheduled to consider an ordinance that would require condominium associations and management companies to tell the city about units being rented out in their buildings.

Staffers in the city’s property standards division say they receive complaints about conditions at some rented condo units — but now often don’t know who to contact to schedule inspections.


The City Council Monday is scheduled to consider an ordinance that would require condominium associations and management companies to tell the city about units being rented out in their buildings.

Staffers in the city’s property standards division say they receive complaints about conditions at some rented condo units — but now often don’t know who to contact to schedule inspections.

The ordinance would also give the city information needed to bill the owners of the rented units for the city-required $20-per-unit rental registration fee.

The city has about 350 condo buildings with roughly 7,300 dwelling units. City staff estimate about 20 percent of those are rentals — which means that, if the ordinance was fully enforced, it could generate nearly $30,000 a year in revenue for the city to help cover the cost of additional inspections.

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