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2023 End of Session Legislative Recap

Residential Housing Wrap Up The “Year of Housing” was heavily focused on increasing supply across Washington state at all levels of the housing ladder from low-income funding to high end condominiums. The state invested a historically large amount of funding…

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New Laws, New Screening Techniques

Non-payment of rent cannot be used as a basis to deny an applicant the right to rent from you. RCW 59.18.625 forbids landlords from discriminating against any applicant who did not pay rent at any time from March 1, 2020…

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Found on Robert R. Rowley PS website: EFFECTIVE APRIL 28, 2021 Cause Required for Eviction, Refusal to Renew, and Ending a Tenancy. If a rental agreement provides for the tenancy to continue for an indefinite period after the agreement…

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Landlord Fund Programs

Landlord Mitigation Program Washington state’s Landlord Mitigation Law (RCW 43.31.605) became effective on June 7th of 2018 to provide landlords with an incentive and added security to work with tenants receiving rental assistance. The program offers up to $1,000 to…

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Occupancy Standards

Not As Simple As "2 Persons Per Bedroom" This blog by Petrie + Pettit explains HUD's In what is referred to as the Keating Memo, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) stated that it believes that "an occupancy policy…

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2021 Session – Legislative Recap 1/22/2021

Week of January 22, 2021 This is the 12th day of the 105-day Washington State Legislative session which began on                   Monday, January 11 and adjourns on Sunday, April 25. Proposed House Transportation Package Earlier this week, House Democrats released a House Transportation Package of $27 billion over a…

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