Did you know... February 28, 2022


The Seattle City Council voted down another extension of the city’s eviction moratorium?  The current moratorium is scheduled to expire on February 28th. Mayor Harrell stated that he won’t extend the moratorium an eighth time.

In 2020 the city council passed a measure that provides tenants with a defense against rent-related evictions for six months after the moratorium ends.  Under ordinance 126075, tenants can claim a defense against eviction for non-payment of rent if they can demonstrate financial hardship due to the pandemic.

Once the moratorium is lifted, landlords will be able to end tenancy if they want to move into the rental property or if they want to sell a single-family residence.

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