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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.

SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL = MORE REGULATION

The Seattle City Council recently passed two new rental ordinances?  One requires a six-month notice of any rent increase.  The other requires the landlord to pay moving costs to any low-income tenant who vacates because of a cumulative rent increase … Continue reading

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NO EVICTIONS – MORE OF THE SAME

The governor’s bridge proclamation was just extended through October 31, 2021.  The purpose is to, “to allow more time for local jurisdictions to distribute rental assistance funding.”  Landlords can raise rents with a 60-day notice and can give a 90-day … Continue reading

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Eviction Resolution Program – Washington State

After the governor’s bridge proclamation expires on September 30, 2021, a landlord can serve a notice to pay or vacate on tenants with unpaid rent. The notice must include a copy of the Eviction Resolution Program (ERPP) Notice and copies of … Continue reading

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MORE RULES – MORE CONFUSION

The King County Council passed an ordinance regarding rentals which went into effect on July 16, 2021?  This ordinance applies to all rental properties in King County that are outside of city limits. (Unincorporated) The new law includes the following provisions: … Continue reading

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WHEN IS LEASE NOT A LEASE? When it’s a residential lease!

The recent Just Cause and Mandatory Lease Renewal law differentiates between a term lease and a month-to-month rental agreement. If a tenant has consistently signed a term lease, a lease with at least a six-month term, the landlord can give a 60-day notice … Continue reading

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RENT PRICES AND THE MORATORIUM

Although rent prices decreased by as much as 20% during the pandemic, rents in some areas are rising again.  The governor’s eviction moratorium included a prohibition against rent increases from March 2020 through June 2021.  Now that rents can be … Continue reading

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BUYING A HOME – BEWARE!!!!

Washington’s new Just Cause Eviction Ordinance applies to home sellers in possession after closing. The Just Cause Eviction Ordinance requires a landlord to state a reason for terminating a month-to-month rental agreement.  There are 16 reasons allowable under the state … Continue reading

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STATE LANDLORD REQUIREMENTS

That state law requires landlords to take specific steps prior to taking legal action against a tenant for non-payment of rent? •         No action make be taken until the county where the rental property is located can attest that the … Continue reading

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WASHINGTON STATE EVICTION MORATORIUM

The state eviction moratorium was extended and modified through the end of September.  The governor’s “bridge” proclamation prohibits evictions for non-payment of past due rent, “until such time as the resources and programs established by the Legislature are in place … Continue reading

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CONFUSED?? YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

That the state eviction moratorium was extended through the end of September?  Some landlords have been holding off on signing new leases with their tenants because they have been hoping to raise rents.  No rent increases have been allowed for … Continue reading

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