Landlord-Tenant Law


New Law Allows Courts to Limit Information in Tenant Screening Reports

A landlord sued his tenants for eviction, even though the tenants had a valid lease and the tenants did nothing to warrant eviction. The eviction case was settled. The tenants claimed that—although they were not in the wrong to begin with—the eviction case being on public record made it difficult […]


New Residential Tenant Screening Rules

Tenants sometimes must apply to several places before they find a new renal home. The cumulative costs of paying for screening reports is a considerable expense for some tenants. One possible solution is a comprehensive reusable tenant screening report. A comprehensive reusable tenant screening report is prepared by a consumer […]


Eviction Upheld on Appeal

A Seattle residential eviction with a complicated procedural history was recently upheld on appeal.[1]  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 […]

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