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Introducing Seattle's Worst Building Code Violators

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SeattlePI.com has done you a big favor and put together a list of Seattle's worst buildings, at least when it comes to being cited by city inspectors. The worst of the worst? Elektra Condominiums, which has racked up a whopping 24 citations. We mapped out the top ten (or bottom ten as it were) after the jump. Mark those places down somewhere for reference so you know to look elsewhere next time you're looking for a stable space to live.

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1. Elektra Condominiums

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1400 Hubbell Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

This building has racked up 24 citations (the most in Seattle). One Trip Advisor commenter said "The place was VERY VERY DIRTY" and "IT SMELLED OF URINE," which, isn't good.

2. 10 E. Roanoke Street Slip

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10 East Roanoke Street
Seattle, WA 98102

This floating home slip has received 23 citations and received more than any Seattle spot in 2008 and 2009.

3. 1308 12th Ave.

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1308 12th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

Some of the 17 citations this property were nailed for included finding cockroaches, broken appliances and junk strewn all over the place. Lovely.

4. 6418 Brooklyn Ave.

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6418 Brooklyn Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98115

This fire-damaged 4-BR was declared unfit for habitation in 2008 but had abandoned cars sitting on the lot as recently as 2012. 14 citations received.

5. 536 N 102nd St.

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536 North 102nd Street
Seattle, WA 98133

This 1,700 square foot multiple occupancy home has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 14 citations.

6. 448 N.E. Ravenna Blvd.

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448 Northeast Ravenna Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98115

A lack of water for residents and inoperable smoke detectors were some of the 14 citations received. This property is currently under the care of the county assessor's office.

7. 10502 Lake City Way

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10502 Lake City Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98125

This kinda-house, kinda-business kinda let an RV hook up to it for water and electricity for so long that it received 13 citations.

8. 3506 S. Adams St.

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3506 South Adams Street
Seattle, WA 98118

How many cars can you fit in this yard? Apparently six, and apparently that gets you just some of the 13 citations this place has received.

9. 8433 55TH Ave.

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8433 55th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

Currently sale-pending, this "investor alert" should include the news that it has received 12 citations in the past. Hopefully its sjhady days are behind it.

10. 5033 37TH Ave.

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5033 37th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

“Pest infestation." That's all you really need to know about this place and its 12 citations. Sold for $1.2M in 1996, if you can believe it.

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1. Elektra Condominiums

1400 Hubbell Pl, Seattle, WA 98101

This building has racked up 24 citations (the most in Seattle). One Trip Advisor commenter said "The place was VERY VERY DIRTY" and "IT SMELLED OF URINE," which, isn't good.

1400 Hubbell Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

2. 10 E. Roanoke Street Slip

10 East Roanoke Street, Seattle, WA 98102

This floating home slip has received 23 citations and received more than any Seattle spot in 2008 and 2009.

10 East Roanoke Street
Seattle, WA 98102

3. 1308 12th Ave.

1308 12th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144

Some of the 17 citations this property were nailed for included finding cockroaches, broken appliances and junk strewn all over the place. Lovely.

1308 12th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

4. 6418 Brooklyn Ave.

6418 Brooklyn Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98115

This fire-damaged 4-BR was declared unfit for habitation in 2008 but had abandoned cars sitting on the lot as recently as 2012. 14 citations received.

6418 Brooklyn Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98115

5. 536 N 102nd St.

536 North 102nd Street, Seattle, WA 98133

This 1,700 square foot multiple occupancy home has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 14 citations.

536 North 102nd Street
Seattle, WA 98133

6. 448 N.E. Ravenna Blvd.

448 Northeast Ravenna Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98115

A lack of water for residents and inoperable smoke detectors were some of the 14 citations received. This property is currently under the care of the county assessor's office.

448 Northeast Ravenna Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98115

7. 10502 Lake City Way

10502 Lake City Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98125

This kinda-house, kinda-business kinda let an RV hook up to it for water and electricity for so long that it received 13 citations.

10502 Lake City Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98125

8. 3506 S. Adams St.

3506 South Adams Street, Seattle, WA 98118

How many cars can you fit in this yard? Apparently six, and apparently that gets you just some of the 13 citations this place has received.

3506 South Adams Street
Seattle, WA 98118

9. 8433 55TH Ave.

8433 55th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118

Currently sale-pending, this "investor alert" should include the news that it has received 12 citations in the past. Hopefully its sjhady days are behind it.

8433 55th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

10. 5033 37TH Ave.

5033 37th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118

“Pest infestation." That's all you really need to know about this place and its 12 citations. Sold for $1.2M in 1996, if you can believe it.

5033 37th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118