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Kenmore's COVID-19 Post Moratorium Restrictions
Kenmore's COVID-19 Post Moratorium Restrictions

City of Kenmore (Ordinance) Creates a defense to eviction where the rent was unpaid during the public health emergency or a substantial increase in expenses resulting from COVID pandemic. “Resulting from the COVID pandemic” includes: the tenant suffered a loss of employment or a... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted01/14/2022


Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Latest Data Shows Seattle Lost 6785 Rental Properties since 2018
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Latest Data Shows Seattle Lost 6785 Rental Properties since 2018

Seattle's population grew by about 50,000 people between July 2018 and May 2021, but the city saw a net loss of 785 rental properties according to Seattle’s Rental Property Registration database. Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted11/12/2021


The Eviction Moratorium "Bridge" to Nowhere Ends October 31
The Eviction Moratorium "Bridge" to Nowhere Ends October 31

Governor Inslee’s eviction “Bridge” is scheduled to end on October 31. Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted10/22/2021


Rental Housing Terminology
Rental Housing Terminology

We have defined this terminology below to better inform our members and the housing industry, tenants of our communities and residential property managers. Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted10/6/2021


New Legislation Takes Aim at Security Deposit Reform
New Legislation Takes Aim at Security Deposit Reform

To help meet renters’ needs in the current multifamily housing climate, cities and states are starting to take a closer look at move-in affordability and, specifically, security deposit requirements. Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Greek (deleted)
Date posted08/18/2021


Increased Demand, Property Tax Hikes, Utility Increases, and Year of Lost Rent
Increased Demand, Property Tax Hikes, Utility Increases, and Year of Lost Rent

In many places across the state, rents are still below pre-pandemic levels, yet costs for housing providers have continued to rise. Those increased costs directly impact the cost of rent. Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted08/16/2021


CDC Moratorium Applies in Washington
CDC Moratorium Applies in Washington

Here's what you need to know... Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted08/4/2021


August 2021: A Step Toward Normalcy
August 2021: A Step Toward Normalcy

Under the “Bridge Moratorium,” August 2021 provides a change of responsibilities for both the housing provider and tenant. Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted08/3/2021


King County Passes Duplicate Tenant Protections
King County Passes Duplicate Tenant Protections

On Tuesday, June 29, the King County Council passed an ordinance creating local tenant protections for parts of unincorporated King County. Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted07/6/2021


Governor Publishes "Bridge Moratorium"
Governor Publishes "Bridge Moratorium"

On Tuesday, June 29, 2021 the Governor published an updated moratorium on evictions, dubbed the “Bridge Moratorium.” This moratorium expands the ability to terminate a tenancy and returns most managerial functions to rental property managers. Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted06/30/2021


Eviction Moratorium Extended
Eviction Moratorium Extended

Today, Governor Inslee announced he will be extending the state's eviction moratorium through September 30 by creating a bridge Proclamation.  Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted06/25/2021


City of Seattle Law Update
City of Seattle Law Update

On Monday June 7, the Seattle City Council passed a suite of laws further restricting evictions. Continue Reading

Postedby Brett Waller
Date posted06/10/2021