THE STATE OF WASHINGTON STATE

The governor extended the eviction moratorium to August 1st.  This is the second extension and includes the same prohibitions, with one change.  These terms are the same as the previous proclamation:

  1. Rent cannot be increased,
  2. Late fees cannot be charged, 
  3. A “reasonable” payment plan must be offered if tenants are having trouble paying rent, and
  4. Tenants cannot be required to vacate at the end of the lease, even if the tenant is on a month-to-month rental agreement. 

The only exception is if the owner wants to sell the property or occupy the property personally.  The proclamation requires a 60-day notice for either reason.  In Seattle, the Just Cause Eviction Ordinance would apply, which requires a 90-day notice in either instance.

We are here to help you and your clients with all aspects of the rental market. Please contact us for further assistance!

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 not rely solely on this information. We encourage our clients to work with a lawyer experienced in commercial and/or residential real estate matters as they can be complicated and confusing.

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 services.
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