City of Kenmore - Notice of “Just Cause & Deceptive and Unfair Practices Ordinance”

Posted By: Ryan Makinster Advocacy News,

On Monday July 25, the Kenmore City Council passed a new “just cause” ordinance with several requirements/prohibitions regarding evictions and tenancy termination. The effective date is Wednesday August 24, 2022.


Just Cause

A landlord shall not evict or attempt to evict any tenant, refuse to continue or renew a

tenancy after expiration of the rental agreement, or otherwise terminate or attempt to

terminate the tenancy of any tenant except for the just causes allowed for by the ordinance.

(See section 8.[1]55.075)


Unfair or abusive acts by landlords prohibited.

Landlords are prohibited from unfair or abusive acts or practices or deceptive acts or

practices as defined by the ordinance.

(See section 8.55.078)