Did you know... September 17, 2018


The city of Tacoma, Washington is considering a Just Cause Eviction Ordinance similar to Seattle’s.  The drafted provisions include:

  • 60-day notice requirement for rent increases

  • 60-day notice requirements for termination of tenancy

  • Relocation assistance ordinance which requires owners to host in-person meetings with tenants

  • Move-in fee installment payments

  • Requirement that owners inform tenants of any code violations at the property within the past 12 months – even if caused by the tenant

  • Requirement that owners provide an “information for tenants” packet to renters

While they consider these provisions, the city has passed an ordinance which requires landlords to give tenants a 90 days’ notice when tenancy is being terminated due to “demolition, substantial rehabilitation or change of use of a residential dwelling.”  This law goes into effect on September 30, 2018.

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