Property Management Blog

Eviction Moratorium Extended with Modifications

System - Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Property Management Blog
June 2nd, 2020The Governor released Proclamation 20-19.2 at 4:20 pm yesterday. This prohibition does not apply to a landlord, property owner, or property manager who demonstrates by a preponderance of the evidence to a court that the resident was offered, and refused or failed to comply with, a re-payment plan that was reasonable based on...

Seattle Landlords Required to offer Repayment Plan

System - Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Property Management Blog
ON March 15, 2020 Mayor Durkan has signed No. 119788 requiring Seattle landlords to allow residents who did not pay their rent during the city declared emergency beginning on March 3, 2020 and for six months after the order is lifted a repayment plan:0-1 Months' rent: Three consecutive equal monthly installments+1-2 Months' rent: ...

Seattle Provides Residence with Six Months of Additional Eviction Protection

System - Thursday, May 7, 2020
Property Management Blog
For six months after the city moratorium is lifted by the Mayor, Seattle residence experience a financial hardship and who submit a declaration can use non-payment of rent as a defense to an eviction (CB 119784). Additionally, González introduced a second bill (CB 119788) that would more clearly set up payment plans for back rent ...

TOP 10 Things You Need to Know About The Extended Eviction Moratorium

System - Thursday, April 23, 2020
Property Management Blog
What do you need to know about the Governor’s new proclamation? 1. This applies to residential, commercial and mobile homes. 2. Remove any late fees or other charges for non-payment of rent after February 29, 2020. 3. Return holding fees to those applicants who are unable to move-in due to COVID-19. 4. Do not assess rent to those t...

Washington - Statewide Moratorium on Evictions

System - Thursday, March 19, 2020
Property Management Blog
March 18, 2020 3:00pmGovernor Inslee announced a thirty-day moratorium on evictions statewide. In the next couple of days we will have more information and resources regarding the moratorium period.What does this mean for you (landlords):Landlords are prohibited from serving a notice to pay or vacate or a notice to terminate tenancy.Landl...


System - Monday, December 2, 2019
Property Management Blog
On November 14, 2019, the Washington State Supreme Court upheld tenant screening requirements known as ‘First-in-Time’ for properties located within the City of Seattle. The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is responsible for administering and enforcing the First-in-Time requirement, which requires landlords to provide notice o...

National Snapshot: How’s the Real Estate Market?

System - Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Property Management Blog
The U.S. unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, and consumer confidence remains high. In fact, the University of Michigan’s latest Surveys of Consumers found that Americans have their most positive personal finance outlook since 2003.1However, if you follow national news, you’ve probably heard speculation that we could be head...

Will Your Remodel Pay Off? The Best (and Worst) 
Ways to Spend Your Budget

System - Monday, July 15, 2019
Property Management Blog
Most new homeowners have something about their property that they want to change. And as family needs and design trends shift over time, many will eventually choose to remodel. Some homeowners make updates to their property before listing it to maximize their potential sales revenue.Whatever your reasons are for taking on a home improveme...

Legislative Update July 2019

System - Saturday, June 22, 2019
Property Management Blog
The 2019 Legislative Session is behind us. Landlord Tenant Law was a hot topic, and will continue to be so in 2020 (and beyond). With the cooperation of Jim Henderson of LandlordSolutions, Inc., we are ready for the changes to take place. The 2019 legislative session ended on April 28, 2019. During these 105 days of session...

Serious About Selling? 5 Steps to Make Your Home 
the Best on the Block

System - Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Property Management Blog
We all want to be good neighbors. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s not just about “keeping up with the Joneses.” It’s about outshining them at every opportunity!If you’re looking to sell your home fast and for the most money possible, you’ll need a strategy to set it apart from all the other...

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