Survey Purpose and Instructions

The Short Term Rental Committee was authorized by the HPMA Board last year to recommend adjustments to existing rules or new rules to better manage guests of rental properties. The committee has taken a three-pronged approach through; Education, Engagement and Enforcement and are considering the following recommendations to the Board. The purpose of this survey is to gauge community support for these recommendations. 
 
Recommendations from the Short Term Rental Committee
 
1.      Develop, publish and recommend that owners post the primary rules of the Pointe to be used by guests and tenants when owners are not present.
2.      Review, revise and recommend a new fine structure around ‘personal behavior’ conduct (see below).
3.      Review existing STR WAC requirements with respect to fire safety, maximum occupancy, business licensing, insurance etc.  Post those requirements on the STR web page and provide to landlords with the expectation that they are to be complied with.  Chapter 64.37 RCW: SHORT-TERM RENTALS (wa.gov)
4.      Recommend to the Board that HPMA adopt a registration system for both homes in the rental market and for the tenants that rent them.
 
Review of HPMA Fine Structure
 
The STR committee has reviewed the current fines and is making recommendations to the Board that will apply equally to everyone; property owners, guests, and tenants alike. The proposed fine structure is designed to place a larger financial burden on habitual offenders (applicable to property owners, guests and tenants). 

Note: Progressive fines would reset and start over at the first of the year. 

To review the proposed fine structure click the link below:
Proposed Fine Structure

Your responses will be tabulated anonymously. Thank you in advance for your participation!

 

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* 1. What type of property do you own at the Pointe?

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* 2. How do you currently rent one or more properties you own at the Pointe?

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* 3. If you do not currently rent your property, are you planning to within the next year?

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* 4. In general, are you in favor of the recommendations from the STR committee as listed above regarding short term rentals at the Pointe?

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* 5. Please explain why you do or do not support the recommendations

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* 6. Do you support the proposed fine structure?

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* 7. Do you support requiring owners to register their short term rentals with the office?

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* 8. Do you support registration of short term rental tenants?

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* 9. Do you support the addition of the new ‘Parking Violations’ fine?

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* 10. Do you support the addition of the new ‘Nuisance House’ fine?

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* 11. Do you support the addition of the new ‘Aggressive Behavior toward staff’ fine?

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