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Is rent control coming to Seattle?

Several news outlets in Seattle reported this week that the Seattle City Council may be taking the lead when it comes to rent control in Washington State. Following the recommendations of The Seattle Renters’ Commission, two measures were recently floated by Council-member Kshama Sawant. One regarding rent control and another following The Seattle Renters’ Commission endorsement requiring six-month notification requirements for landlords that want to raise the rent.

Oregon has recently become the leader in allowing rent control statewide. While Seattle’s move would be the first step, it would still require the lifting of the statewide band.

As a property owner in Seattle, does this give you anxiety? Sound Point Property Management stays on top of the local legislative news for you. Our clients know we are keeping informed of anything that might affect their investments or rental income.

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help with your property, please contact us.

https://komonews.com/news/local/city-councilmember-takes-steps-for-rent-control-in-seattle

https://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2019/04/sawant-says-she-will-make-new-push-on-seattle-rent-control-ordinance-against-economic-evictions/

https://komonews.com/news/local/not-just-a-whimsical-idea-seattle-renters-say-we-need-rent-control-now

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