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RISING RENTS

The average rent across King and Snohomish counties dipped 2.9 percent in December compared with the prior quarter, according to a new quarterly landlord survey by Apartment Insights/RealData. Rents across the region had soared 48 percent over the previous five years. The … Continue reading

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TENANT BUG REMOVAL DISASTERS

FROM THE “CRAZY BUT TRUE FILE” Tenants have found unique methods of removing bugs.  A Seattle man recently used spray paint and a cigarette lighter to kill a spider in an Arbor Heights rental and caused approximately $60,000 in damage.  … Continue reading

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“NORMAL” Wear And Tear

Washington State landlord tenant law says a tenant cannot be charged for any normal wear and tear that occurs to the rental property.  Even if a tenant does damage to the property the cost of repair or replacement may need … Continue reading

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SMOKE DETECTORS – WASHINGTON STATE

Although installation of smoke detection devices is the responsibility of the landlord, maintenance, including the replacement of batteries, is the responsibility of the tenant.  The courts can fine tenants up to $200 for violation of this requirement.  This typically occurs … Continue reading

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What do tenants want?

Tenants are looking for the same basic things as buyers – location and value. A tenant is renting the home; they won’t pay as much as a buyer for those things that put a lot of value in the land.  A tenant will … Continue reading

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