Summary: The conversion of residential buildings to condominiums is governed by Washington State law (the Condominium Act) and Seattle ordinance (Condominium Conversion Ordinance). State law grants tenants the right to buy their own units and assures that all buyers are informed of the responsibilities and costs they incur when they purchase a condominium. State law also provides that tenants receive a notice of condominium conversion at least 120 days before they can be required to move. A copy of this notice must be provided to the city Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI).

Date Revised: 05/09/2022

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