Real estate news and product updates for Washington
Seattle's latest tenant laws, while creating a great deal of frustration for many landlords, are designed to help provide a layer of protection for tenants across the city who are looking for housing. These tenant laws focus on a "first in time" protection for qualified tenants: that is, landlords must provide a list of their expectations and requirements for tenants, then offer the property to the first qualified applicant to submit their information for the property.
Seattle is going to be the hottest real estate market in 2018, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate. This annual study is produced by PwC and the Urban Land Institute, and it gets its results by conducting 1,600 interviews with homebuilders, property owners, developers, lenders, real estate advisory firms, and investors.
Perhaps you've just started a new career as a landlord in Washington State and have your first reliable tenants in your rental unit. Recently, you've maybe run across one bad tenant who isn't paying their rent on time, or at all. If you see it's going to become a recurring problem, what legal rights do you have toward eviction?
While rents have been steadily on the rise the past few years, renters in Seattle have recently received a bit of good news in that fewer landlords have increased their rents over the past year.