KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A proposed law that would require rental owners to register and pay a fee is moving forward.
The Bellingham City Council voted Monday to hold a public hearing on a proposed landlord registration system.
The vote was unanimous, but council member Jack Weiss held his nose.
Weiss doesn’t like that the latest plan does not include a controversial random inspection provision.
The fees would pay for a city inspector to respond to tenant complaints.
The public hearing on rental registrations won’t happen until this fall at the earliest.