King County Writs and COVID-19: FAQs

Will the Sheriff be serving or enforcing court ordered evictions? Effective 3/17/2020 residential landlord tenant evictions will not be served, posted or enforced with limited exceptions which may include waste, nuisance or commission of a crime. Effective 3/17/2020 commercial and post-foreclosure writs will not be served, posted or enforced with limited exceptions which may include […]

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We Are Open and Working to Answer Your Questions

LandlordSolutions is OPEN and answering your calls. Yesterday the Governor announced his proclamation and the Supreme Court came out with an order; both related to evictions. We still have a few questions that our attorney is working to find answers to during the moratorium period: Will the court sign an order extending writs? Will the […]

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Statewide Moratorium on Evictions

March 18, 2020 3:00pm Governor Inslee announced a thirty-day moratorium on evictions statewide. In the next couple of days I will have more information and resources about best practices for landlords during the moratorium period. LandlordSolutions will continue to remain open to answer questions and process tenant screening. What does this mean for landlords: Landlords […]

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Seattle Extends Moratorium on Evictions

March 17, 2020 The Seattle city council modified and then approved Durkan’s order, extending the moratorium from 30 to 60 days and from rent-related residential evictions to all residential evictions other than those related to tenant actions imminently threatening the health or safety of others. The council’s vote was 8-0, according to the City Clerk’s […]

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King County Sheriff’s Office Will Not Execute Court Ordered Evictions

Date: 3/17/2020 King County Sheriff’s Office Will Not Execute Court Ordered Evictions Story- Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht continues to make adjustments to our public facing, non-emergency services to increase social distancing, in light of the COVID-19 health crisis. Sheriff Johanknecht has informed Presiding Superior Court Judge James Rogers that, effective immediately, the King County Sheriff’s […]

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COVID-19 Resources for Landlords and Residents

COVID-19 Resources for Landlords and Residents The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a sufficient impact in communities across out state as the Governor continues to introduce new restrictions in an effect to contain the disease from spreading. As a result, many of our residents will be unable to work due to businesses across the state […]

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Seattle Halts Residential Evictions

Amid COVID-19 outbreaks, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has signed an order to halt all residential evictions for non-payment of rent for the next 30 days beginning March 14, 2020. Press Release from the Mayor’s office: The moratorium suspends residential evictions related to the non-payment or partial payment of rent for 30 days and also prohibits […]

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Four bills will be sent to the Governor for signature

Legislative Update The final score is 16 - 4! The final four bills passed out of the House and Senate last night and will make a final pass through their house of origin before being sent to the Governor's desk for signature. I will report the date which each bill goes into effect after each […]

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Legislative Update - two weeks and three bills

With still two weeks to go, there are three bills that we are continuing to track. Each of these bills are in rules waiting to be pulled. If they are pulled, they will go to the floor for a vote. If the bill isn’t pulled from rules, then the bill would die. I will continue […]

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