Posted by: phillipsre | November 5, 2015

Update on Tenant Protections

colorful_housesThis article from the Daily Journal of Commerce has reported that the Seattle City Council approved a bill earlier this month that was aimed at property owners who avoid paying tenant relocation assistance by using large rent increases to force low-income renters out of their apartments. The bill states that if property owners plan to tear down or renovate units, the city requires them to give low-income renters 90 days notice and pay $3,255 in relocation assistance. Current rules say a property owner does not have to pay relocation assistance if a tenant leaves voluntarily due to a rent increase. For more details from this article click here.

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