Good news for landlords and property managers from our friends at WMFHA this week!
Our hardworking associations have been fighting to delay the mandatory installation of carbon monoxide detectors that all landlords were required to install in their rental properties by this coming summer (whether there was a source of carbon monoxide in the apartment or not).
Thanks to their efforts, landlords now have more time to comply:
New rules will likely be established by November 2011 and take effect July 1, 2012. It is expected that the new regulation will require installation of alarms in units by July 1, 2012. WMFHA will be seeking an exemption for those buildings that do not have a source of carbon monoxide. Without the action today, CO alarms would have been required in all new dwellings beginning January 1, 2011 and in all existing buildings by July 1, 2011.
Interested in getting involved or learning more about rental housing legislation? Then come join some of the SeattleRentals.com team and others in our industry this January at the “Day on the Hill” in Olympia.
Send us an email if you’d like to come. And happy snow day, Seattle!