Improving and preserving safe and healthy housing for all Seattle renters.
RRIO helps to ensure that all rental property in Seattle meets important housing safety and maintenance requirements. Some examples of good rental housing maintenance include:
Whether you're looking for a new rental property, or want to know if your building has been registered, you can confirm the registration status of a rental unit in our searchable rental registration database. Our database will be available after registration starts in 2014.
You can also find out when your rental unit — or a rental unit you are considering — needs to be registered by checking the registration schedule.
When inspections begin in 2015, your property owner or manager must notify you at least 2 days before your building or unit is inspected. You should work with your property owner or manager to arrange access for the inspector.
Although renters do not have specific obligations under RRIO, there are things that you can do to help make sure that your home is well-maintained and safe to live in:
If you want to learn more about the minimum housing standards that RRIO is using to evaluate rental units, read the RRIO Checklist.
For more information about RRIO, see our About RRIO page.