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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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EVICTION MORATORIUMS REVISITED

While the governor’s eviction moratorium is scheduled to expire on June 30th, some cities have created local moratoriums.  Governor Inslee apparently hasn’t decided whether to extend the state eviction moratorium again, but some cities aren’t waiting for his decision. •         … Continue reading

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MORE CHANGES – OUR PERSPECTIVE

Typically, we report on changes in the law without commentary.  We are making an exception here. The following analysis is made by Dorothy A. Ennes, the director of residential property management for Coldwell Banker Bain. “There have been numerous changes in … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY

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LANDLORD/TENANT ACT CHANGES, AGAIN…

The Landlord Tenant Act was changed again because of Covid.  Senate Bill 5160 extends and expands the tenant protections in the Governor’s eviction moratorium.  The prohibition that bans late fees will be in effect until six months after the expiration … Continue reading

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WHO OWNS RENTALS?

Did you know that the majority of small rental units (defined as 1 – 4 units) in America are owned by individual investors?  Of the 48.2 million rental housing units in the United States, nearly 49% are located in rental … Continue reading

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