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:
- Rent cannot be increased,
- Late fees cannot be charged,
- A “reasonable” payment plan must be offered if tenants are having trouble paying rent, and
- 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.
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