Landlord-Tenant Law


Evicting After Foreclosure–Avoid Procedural Technicalities

The successful bidder at foreclosure is generally entitled to possession twenty days following the foreclosure sale. If the occupants do not vacate, the party who purchased at the foreclosure auction must bring an eviction action against the occupants. Sometimes the former property owner will attempt to avoid eviction by claiming […]


Seattle First in Time Ordinance

A new Seattle landlord-tenant law limits landlords’ discretion in rental decisions for residential rental properties.  Under the new law, Seattle residential landlords must accept essentially all forms of alternative income and accept the first applicant who qualifies. The measure was supported by Seattle Mayor Murray, who pointed in supporting the measure […]