A Seattle residential eviction with a complicated procedural history was recently upheld on appeal. The lease expired and the tenancy continued month-to-month. After a parking dispute between the tenants and a neighbor, the landlord served a notice terminating the tenancy indicating that a member of the landlord’s immediate family intended […]
Seattle residential landlords should take note. All residential landlords in Seattle are required to give a tenant at the beginning of a tenancy a landlord-tenant information packet published by the city. The Seattle information packet until recently contained an error. The former version of the packet incorrectly informed tenants that rent […]
In Seattle a residential tenant may only be evicted for “just cause”. The just causes are enumerated in a city ordinance. A landlord may evict a tenant in a residential tenancy in Seattle for only those causes enumerated. A month-to-month tenant is essentially a tenant in perpetuity.