Here is some helpful information about the new Tacoma Rental Code. Use the link below for additional details, including violations:
TENANT INFORMATION PACKET:
The initial distribution of information to tenants must be in written form and landlords shall obtain the tenant’s signature documenting tenant’s receipt of such information. If a tenant refuses to provide a signature documenting the tenant’s receipt of the information, the landlord may draft a declaration stating when and where the landlord provided tenant with the required information. After the initial distribution of the summaries to tenants, a landlord shall provide existing tenants with updated summaries by the City, and may do so in electronic form unless a tenant otherwise requests written summaries.
NOTICE OF RESOURCES:
A landlord is required to provide a copy of a resource summary, prepared by the City, to any tenant when the landlord provides a notice to a tenant under RCW 59.12.030.
For a violation of Distribution of information required (TMC 1.95.030), Deposit requirements and installment payments (TMC 1.95.040), Notice requirement generally (TMC 1.95.050), or -14- Ord18-1330amend.doc-DEC/bn 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Notice to increase rent requirements (TMC 1.95.060), a landlord shall be subject to the following penalties:
(1) For the first violation for each affected dwelling unit, $500; and
(2) For each affected dwelling unit for each subsequent violation within a three-year period, $1,000.
b. For a violation of a Notice to vacate (TMC 1.95.070), Tenant Relocation Assistance (TMC 1.95.080), and Retaliation prohibited (TMC 1.95.090.A.2), a landlord shall be subject to the following penalties:
(1) For each violation from the date the violation begins for the first ten days of noncompliance, $250 per day, per dwelling unit;
(2) For each violation for each day beyond ten days of noncompliance until compliance is achieved, $500 per day, per dwelling unit.