Did you know... September 27, 2021


The governor’s bridge proclamation was just extended through October 31, 2021.  The purpose is to, “to allow more time for local jurisdictions to distribute rental assistance funding.”  Landlords can raise rents with a 60-day notice and can give a 90-day notice to vacate in most locations if the owner wants to sell or move into the rental.  Late fees may not be charged, and tenants cannot be evicted for non-payment of rent if the rent became due during March 1, 2020, and July 31, 2021.

In addition, the Seattle City Council is considering two new measures which would require landlords to give six months’ notice to raise rent.  The second bill would require landlords to pay relocation assistance equal to three months of rent for low-income tenants who depart after rent increases of 10% or more. 

Landlords. If you are struggling with your mortgage payments, call your lenders and keep them in the loop. In our experience, banks don’t want to foreclose if it’s at all possible. Talk with them – work with them!

Also, check out https://www.commerce.wa.gov/serving-communities/homelessness/eviction-rent-assistance-program/ and https://www.commerce.wa.gov/serving-communities/homelessness/landlord-fund-programs/

We are here to help you with all aspects of the rental market. Please contact us for further assistance!

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.