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(1) This will eliminate "slumlords" and cause landlords to improve their properties; and they will charge rent accordingly.(2) The costs of any inspections will be passed on to renters through rent increases.

(3) Evictions will go up, as landlords will not tolerate any tenant misbehavior in their renovated, expensive units.

(4) This will also cause many landlords to simply stop renting altogether and convert their units to condos.

If you want to gentrify Olympia and make it less affordable, this is the way to do it. What it won't do is give you high quality apartments at slumlord prices.

From: Olympia City Council discusses the proposed rental registry program; Mayor Selby has reservations

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