COVID-19 Tenant Laws

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National Multifamily Housing Council COVID-19 Recommendations

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) made a series of recommendations in a statement released in response to the COVID-19 crises. The recommendations included halting evictions and rent increases for 90 days and waiving late fees. One important fact overlooked by the eviction moratoriums is that many (perhaps most) rental […]

New Seattle Tenant Protections in Response to COVID Crisis

Seattle has passed three new tenant protection laws in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Inability to pay defense. For a six-month period after the mayor’s residential eviction moratorium ends, tenants may raise an inability to pay as a defense. This law does not prevent landlords from starting an eviction action, […]