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No Tricks! 8 Halloween Safety Tips for Your Rental Property

While Halloween is typically a night of festive fun, the increased foot traffic can bring some additional risks to your rental property. Before your tenants dole out the candy to little ghosts and witches, make sure your rental is ready. ... Continue Reading →

WA Attorney General: Racist for landlords not to rent to felons

A recent court filing indicates that the Washington State Attorney General’s Office believes that denying a prospective tenant with a felony conviction is racially discriminatory. A member of the Attorney General’s Civil Rights Unit served a Consent Decree on Dobler ... Continue Reading →

Credit Reporting Reform will effective Eviction Judgments

The three major credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax & TransUnion) with the encouragement of the attorney general of New York and others have concluded that some public records do not meet current standards for accuracy. These standards are based on service ... Continue Reading →

Tenant Screening: A Criminal Record is No Crystal Ball

This article focuses on Washington landlord liability in the tenant screening context and increasing housing access for rental applicants with criminal records. Part I examines the concept of foreseeability as it pertains to potential landlord liability for renting to an ... Continue Reading →

Dozens of Section 8 families at Renton Woods Apartments receive 60-days’ notice to vacate

RENTON, Wash. — It’s happening at the Renton Woods Apartments on Petrovitsky Road in Renton. “We have children that are going to be out on the streets,” said Elimika James, a single mother of five. “Just to know that we’re ... Continue Reading →

Seattle Council propose changes to Mandatory Housing Affordability program

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR Contact:   Benton Strong, Communications Director, 206.684.8379 Jason W. Kelly, OPCD, 206.615.0494 Mayor, Council propose implementation changes to Mandatory Housing Affordability program SEATTLE (Oct. 17, 2016) – Today, Mayor Murray and seven Councilmembers announced two proposed changes to ... Continue Reading →

Seattle Community sold for $553,681 per unit

Seattle—In a $90 million deal, Kennedy Wilson and an equity partner have acquired Equinox, a luxury community in Seattle’s vibrant Capitol Hill district. The price equates to about roughly $553,681 per unit. The seller of the eight-story building was identified ... Continue Reading →

Rents up in Tacoma for 11th straight month

While Seattle apartment rents continue to decrease, the pace continues to grow in Tacoma, where the average rent has risen for the 11th straight month. Average rent in Tacoma-Lakewood, according to rental market research firm Axiometrics, was at $1,266 in ... Continue Reading →