Hello WLA Members: For your information, Governor Inslee announced the expansion and extension of the original eviction moratorium order through Thursday, June 4th. Evictions are prohibited for people in a variety of living situations, including those staying in transitional housing and for motor home owners renting in lots. The order also bans landlords or property […]
WLA Updates: Beneficial Resources During Coronavirus Pandemic
WLA UPDATES: Beneficial Resources During Coronavirus Pandemic Dear WLA Members: Please see new guidelines for landlords, tenants, mortgage, payments and other beneficial resources during coronavirus. Financial Resources for Consumers The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions has developed a list of financial resources for Washington consumers impacted by the Coronavirus. We will add to this list as […]
Senator Darnielle Wants No Criminal Records Search on Tenant Screening Reports Statewide!
ALERT! Senator Darnielle Wants No Criminal Records Search on Tenant Screening Reports Statewide! Senate Bill 6490 Criminal Records SB6490 By, Darling Folsom Meet Senator Darneille, of Tacoma, District 27. She believes it is “just” to pass a similar bill as the one in the City of Seattle for the whole State of Washington based on the […]
IS SEATTLE DYING?
Please click on the link below for an eye opening look at this urgent issue KOMO News Special: Seattle is Dying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpAi70WWBlw by Eric Johnson | KOMO News Thursday, March 14th 2019 Seattle Is Dying. It’s a harsh title. Someone on social media even called it a “hopeless” title. I’ll admit to you that I […]
URGENT – FIGHT BACK!!! Legislative bills that significantly affect landlord rights.
Hello Everyone,This year the rental housing industry landlords and property owners are under a serious attach from Legislators in Olympia. There are 3 major bills that are vastly opposed by our side of the industry, SB 5600, HB 1453 and HB 1656. SB 5600 is the most significant one in that there are 16 major […]
Housing Leaders Warn of Shutdown’s Impact On Affordable Housing, Communities
Housing leaders are warning that the U.S. Department Of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) shutdown of most operations could be disastrous to Section 8 and other rental assistance programs, according to a release from the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities. “Public housing authorities, which are responsible for housing over three million low-income households nationwide, are […]
How to fire someone fairly … and 8 tips for conducting investigations if you don’tEmployers can protect against employment lawsuits with good investigation records showing that all discipline is based on solid business-related reasons. But a workplace investigation is no country for amateurs. Attorney Ann Kotlarski lays out what a reasonable one looks like and […]
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Tenant Screening Newsletter, February 2018
URGENT – SEATTLE LANDLORDS! More New and Required Wording For Your Rental Applications! On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Seattle Office Of Civil Rights Enforcer/Attorney, Michael Chin gave Tenant Screening companies instruction on compliance to FAIR CHANCE HOUSING. Many screening companies from the United States participated. Screening companies were given required wording for Rental Applications. Many Orca Information […]
USA Today NFL Arrest Database
USA Today maintains a database of arrests, charges, and citations of N.F.L. players for anything more serious than a traffic citation.It goes back to 2000 and covers instances in which pro football players have had a run-in with the law that was reported by the news media. The data set is imperfect; after all, it […]