Seattle's Fair Chance Housing Ordinance Removes Landlords Ability to Use Criminal Records in Rental Decisions

The City of Seattle, in a series of bold regulations against property owners, has gotten the State Supreme Court to support their latest ordinance - no more using criminal records. The justification used by the city is that the ordinance will help...

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Seattle Landlords – State Supreme Court rules "First In Time" is Constitutional

Thrown out at the county level, the Washington State Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Seattle’s “First in Time” (FIT) ordinance is constitutionally legal. The “First In Time” ordinance states that Seattle landlords will be required to: • post all minimum rental criteria • subject applicants to only...

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Federal Way Passes New Laws

Federal Way voters recently passed new laws that protect tenants by requiring landlords to provide “just cause” when they end their lease with one of their tenants. Whether you’re in the City of Federal Way or not, read the following breakdown to better understand what will be taking effect November 26th, and what will likely […]

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News and Notes

You need to know about 3 New Legislative Issues, Ordinances and Laws! As the longest legislative session in Washington State History finally comes to a close, we want to inform you of three important updates that could affect you and let you know how we can help! 1. Safeguarding Keys 2. Abandoned Property Registration & […]

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Should You Give Your Tenants Holiday Gifts?

Here is a great blog post about holiday gifts for tenants! by Nick Sidoti, R.A.M., “Dr. Cash Flow” Question: Dear Nick – What is your opinion on tenants’ gifts and the holidays? I’ve talked to other investors that give their tenants a reduction in rent, some who give their tenants candy and others who do […]

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Articles about Rent Control

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Protected: 2019 NARPM Legislative Report

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City of Tacoma Affordable Housing Action Strategy

Affordable Housing Action Strategy The City of Tacoma considers affordable housing to be a high priority and has developed an Affordable Housing Action Strategy to address this important issue. As part of this process, a Housing Market Policy Dashboard (with associated technical documentation) has also been created to reflect the potential impacts of market-based incentives for income-restricted affordable housing […]

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Matthew Desmond and his book 'Evicted', explain the affects on a person's life when they have been evicted. However, what isn't be explored is how people can be helped with everyday expenses that allow them to be successful in life so that they can pay rent. Every landlord will tell you that before they start […]

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