3KEYS abides by all local, state, and federal legislation and guidelines. Our company takes pride in our industry, and we've implemented guidelines and policies of several organizations, such as the National Association of Residential Property Managers, NARPM, and the National Association of Realtors, NAR® and Washington State Realtors organization. Additionally, we train all personnel by requiring them to read and follow the 3KEYS Property Management Policy and Procedures Manual.
Department of Licensing Real Estate License Requirements
The Washington State Real Estate Commission requires licensing for all persons conducting Property Management and Real Estate Sales in our state. 3KEYS requires all of its Brokers and Property Managers to have a Washington State Real Estate license.
Code of Ethics
3KEYS follows the Code of Ethics outlined by NARPM and the NAR®. 3KEYS considers this a top priority in conducting business, and is required of all 3KEYS personnel.
3KEYS has a drug-free policy for all personnel, vendors, and tenants. 3KEYS incorporates this policy into 3KEYS rental/lease agreements, tenant, personnel, and vendor documentation.
3KEYS adheres to the laws and guidelines of federal, state, and local legislation, and incorporates this into all documentation, policies, and procedures. Here are some of the agencies and acts 3KEYS follows:
- Fair Housing (HUD) - 3KEYS supports and follows Fair Housing laws and guidelines; 3KEYS displays Fair Housing signage on many of its publications and its website.
- SCRA Act - Serviceman's Civil Relief Act, which has replaced the Soldiers' and Sailors' Act of 1940
- URLTA - Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act
- FCRA - Fair Credit Reporting Act
- EPA - Environment Protection Agency
- Any other local or state legislation that may apply to a specific city.
Funds and Bookkeeping
When you entered into a management agreement, 3KEYS established an account for you and your property. 3KEYS recognizes the importance of accurately collecting and disbursing funds. The bookkeeping program used by 3KEYS is specialized software designed to handle the many facets of property management and accurate record keeping.
- Lead-based paint became a major issue in the 1990s that prompted mandatory requirements for residential housing, and continues today.
- 3KEYS follows all mandated federal and state guidelines for lead-based paint.
- All properties built prior to January 1, 1978 require disclosures to all tenants and owners.
- Tenants sign lead-based paint disclosures prior to renting a property and 3KEYS provides them with the EPA's Protect Your Family from Lead in the Home. 3KEYS then forwards the required disclosure to owners for signature.
- Property owners and/or Property Managers must notify tenants, in writing, of any scheduled work on lead-based paint on the property.
3KEYS regards mold issues as a top priority in property management. Owners should be aware that mold is another leading issue in the property management industry and failure to act if tenants report or discover mold can lead to costly lawsuits. Several cases regarding mold have awarded damages to tenants in the millions of dollars. This is an area of extreme liability and 3KEYS takes immediate action if a tenant reports mold. 3KEYS notifies owners as soon as practical of any mold issues so 3KEYS and/or the property owner can take the proper steps. For more information on mold visit this website: The EPA's mold brochure, A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home, gives good general information on this topic.
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Collection and Use of Personal Information
Personal information means any information that may be used to identify you, such as, your name, title, phone number, email address, or mailing address.
In general, you can browse our web site without giving us any personal information. We use our own product, Live Person and LinkUStats, to analyze traffic to this web site in order to understand our customer's and visitor's needs and to continually improve our site for them. These programs collect only anonymous, aggregate statistics, allow us to view search engine keywords used to find our website, or may contain your past information if you chatted with an operator via Live Person in the past.
If you want to subscribe to our New Feature notification newsletter, we ask you to simply provide your business email address. In that case, we use your email address only in connection with providing you the newsletter and for no other purpose.
Additional activities on our site require you to be registered for example, to access our website admin or certain demos. As part of the registration process, we collect additional personal information. We use that information for several general purposes: to tell you about products, services if you so request; to fulfill your request; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information or to verify the accuracy of our records. Some activities require additional personal information. For example, to fulfill online orders for product and support, we require you to enter credit card information, and you may have the option to provide a separate shipping address.
Disclosure of Personal Information
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Children and Privacy
Our web site does not offer information intended to attract children. LinkUSystems does not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 13.
Security of Personal Information
When you submit credit card, email and physical address information to us, we use a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) helps protect your information as it travels over the Internet by encrypting that information before it is sent to us. We have also implemented industry-standard security mechanisms and procedures to protect data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
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