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House Bill 2779 -- Rent Stabilization Proposal

Levio Poletti - Friday, February 7, 2020
Property Management Blog
On January 21, 2020, Washington State Representatives proposed an act to the Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary that is designed to “protect tenants from excessive rent and related fees”. The act appears to be a state-wide rent stabilization measure. Here, we will summarize all of the proposed changes, and will provide ...

Councilmember Sawant’s Emergency Moratorium on Evictions During Winter – What to Know

Levio Poletti - Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Property Management Blog
Councilmember Sawant’s Emergency Moratorium on Evictions During Winter – What to KnowBy Levio Poletti December 31, 2019 Blog Post 0003/2019 On Monday, December 9, Seattle’s District 3 Councilmember Kshama Sawant proposed legislation that would restrict landlords from being able to evict tenants in the winter months. Ins...

Seattle's Fair Chance Housing Act, Two Years On

Levio Poletti - Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Property Management Blog
Seattle's Fair Chance Housing Act, Two Years OnHow the FCH affects you today as a tenant or landlordBy Levio Poletti In the summer of 2017, Seattle became the first city in the nation to pass a law that prohibits landlords from using criminal records in their assessment of applications for rental housing. Dubbed as the Fair Chance Hou...

Seattle’s “First-in-Line” Law Upheld by Washington State Supreme Court — What this means for...

Levio Poletti - Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Property Management Blog
Seattle's "First-in-Line" Law Upheld by Washington State Supreme CourtWhat this means for youBy Levio PolettiOn Thursday, November 14, Washington State’s Supreme Court upheld Seattle’s first-come, first-served law for renters. Landlords were claiming that the law, which took into effect in 2016, was unfairly taki...

Landlord Tenant Laws in Seattle Every Self Manager Needs to Know

System - Monday, July 11, 2016
Property Management Blog
When landlords and investors hire a professional property manager to protect and maintain their rental properties, they often do so because the laws are so detailed and complex. As a landlord, you are required to pay attention and obey a number of federal, state, and local laws. If you don’t know these laws, or you don’t have ...

Handle Maintenance Requests like a Pro – Property Management Seattle Advice

System - Monday, June 27, 2016
Property Management Blog
Maintaining your rental property is an important part of being a landlord for two major reasons. First, it keeps your tenants happy, and happy tenants will pay their rent on time, help you take care of the property, and be more willing to renew their leases. Second, maintaining your property increases the return on your investment because...

How to Advertise Your Rental Property Like Seattle Property Management Companies

System - Monday, June 13, 2016
Property Management Blog
Advertising your Seattle rental property strategically will make the difference between finding a highly qualified tenant and suffering through a long vacancy period. The goal is to get your property in front of as many people as possible, and to attract a large pool of interested tenants from which to choose.Maximize Your Marketing Effor...

How to Avoid Fair Housing Mistakes When Tenant Screening – Property Management Seattle Education

System - Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Property Management Blog
Fair housing laws are in place to protect classes of people against discrimination when it comes to rental housing. When landlords violate these laws, it’s often because they don’t completely understand them. Avoid mistakes with fair housing by following these four tips.Be Consistent and FairYou have to treat everyone the same...

Seattle Property Management - Changes in Security Deposit Law update

System - Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Property Management Blog
The real estate industry was was instrumental in changing the required timeframe for security deposit settlements from 14 to 21 days effective June 9, 2016.This means Landlords have more time to make an accurate and final accounting within a timeframe that is more reasonable. One important pitfall to be aware of however is that most lease...

Seattle Landlord Update - Local Seattle landlords face Fair Housing discipline

System - Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Property Management Blog
The Civil Rights department of Sеаttlе has rесоrdеd diѕсriminаtiоn сhаrgеѕ аgаinѕt 23 lаndlоrdѕ after a progression оf sting ореrаtiоnѕ went fоr finding inсlinаtiоn against rеntеrѕ. The wоrkрlасе раid "analyzers" асting like prospective rеntеrѕ to check fоr illegal discriminat...

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