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What You Need to Know About the “First-in-Time” Ordinance The Seattle City Council recently enacted a number of ordinances affecting landlords. One of those ordinances, commonly referred to as the First-in-Time Ordinance, is noteworthy for its complexity. This article analyzes Ordinance 125114 and suggests some steps landlords should take now that the “First in time” requirements […]

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First In Time Ordinance Struck Down

by Evan L. Loeffler, Attorney   Seattle’s “First in Time” ordinance was determined to violate the Washington Constitution on March 28, 2018.  The ordinance, considered the first of its kind in the nation, required landlords to publish their tenant selection criteria and rent property to the first applicant who meets those criteria.  Tenant advocates and […]

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