SLUMLORD ALERT!

Washington State has a “slumlord accountability” law.  RCW 59.18.085 requires landlords to pay relocation assistance to displaced tenants whose properties are condemned due to code, ordinance or other statute violations.  The relocation assistance shall be the greater of $2,000 or three times one month’s rent.  The landlord must also refund the entire deposit and any prepaid rent.  This assistance is not provided in cases of natural disasters, acts of God or if the violation was caused by the tenant or other unauthorized third party.

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There are no warranties, express or implied, including fitness for a particular purpose, made with respect to this communication. Nothing found herein should be construed as an attempt to offer or render a legal opinion or otherwise engage in the practice of law. You should obtain the advice of an attorney well versed in these matters.

About Coldwell Banker Bain Property Management

As residential property managers for Coldwell Banker Bain Property Management Division, we manage single family residences, individual condominium units and small apartment complexes in the greater Puget Sound region. We serve Seattle, Tacoma, Anacortes, Marysville, Bainbridge Island, Lynnwood, Everett, Redmond, Bellevue and many other cities in Washington State. We also offer full service commercial property management.
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