Did you know... December 10, 2018


The City of Tacoma has passed an ordinance regarding rentals. The new “Rental Housing Code” goes into effect February 1, 2019. 

The code: 

  • Increases the number of days a landlord must give a tenant before terminating a tenancy;
  • Requires a 60-day notice before raising rent;
  • Depending on the length of the lease, allows tenants to pay deposits and last month’s rent in installments;
  • Requires landlords to pay tenant relocation assistance in certain circumstances; and
  • Requires landlords to provide tenants with specific information – which has not yet been created by the city.

There are stiff penalties for violations, including possible $500/day penalties.

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