When existing apartment units are converted to condominiums, our ordinance requires:
Most regulation about condominium conversion is found in Washington state law (Chapter 64.34 RCW). These laws give tenants the right to buy their own unit and require 120 days' notice to tenants who must move out. They also have requirements for 1) notifying buyers about purchase responsibilities and costs and 2) organizing and documenting the conversion process.
Our ordinance requires that you:
This ordinance does not cover conversion of apartments to cooperatives. This alternative form of ownership is governed by separate state and local laws.
The Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) has more information about the Condominium Conversion Ordinance, SMC Chapter 22.903. You can also learn more by reading the state statute on condominiums, Chapter 64.34 RCW.