Did you know... August 10, 2020


Since mid-March there have been four proclamations from the governor affecting tenant and landlord rights, two changes to the state Landlord Tenant Act as well as a variety of changes and proposed changes to rental regulations in Seattle.

  1. There have been four versions of the state Eviction Moratorium. The most recent version is through October 15th.   Landlords cannot require tenants to vacate, even at the end of the lease, unless the owner wants to move into the rental or sell it.
  2. The Landlord Tenant Act has two new clauses regarding rent payments, late fees and payment plans for move in costs.
  3. The current Seattle eviction moratorium goes through the end of the year and does not allow landlords to require tenants to vacate for any reason.  Seattle is also considering forgiveness of past due rent payments which occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Nothing found herein should be construed as an attempt to offer or render a legal opinion or otherwise engage in the practice of law. You should not rely solely on this information. We encourage our clients to work with a lawyer experienced in commercial and/or residential real estate matters as they can be complicated and confusing.