Regulatory Risks

Washington State Landlord-Tenant Laws: An Honest Conversation About Regulatory Risk

We often discuss risk with property owners and write about risk in The Owner’s Advocate. Our goal is not to instill unnecessary fear or say the “sky is falling”. Instead, our goal to have an honest conversation where we work to identify risks, help determine individual owners’ risk tolerance, and strategize ways to address risks …

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Unintended Consequences of Seattle City Council’s Proposed Changes to “Notice of Intent to Sell” Ordinance.

The Seattle City Council continues to propose new legislation and amend existing landlord-tenant laws under the premise of addressing housing affordability. At face value, the stated motivation by the City Council is noble; increasing the available supply of affordable housing is badly needed and generally a popular objective among residents of Seattle. However, much of …

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