As I wrote earlier today, this morning the Washington State Supreme Court handed down two rulings related to two of Seattle’s tenant-protection ordinances: the “First in Time” ordinance, and the “Fair Chance Housing” ordinance. Here’s a deeper dive on the cases and the rulings.
In two landmark rulings this morning, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the City of Seattle in two lawsuits related to the city’s “First in Time” and “Fair Chance Housing” tenant protect ordinances.
Last week the Washington State Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling on the city’s “First in time” ordinance that requires landlords to accept the first qualified tenant who applies for a vacant rental unit.
Today King County Superior Court Judge Suzanne Parisien issued a ruling striking down the city’s “first in time” tenant protection ordinance.
This morning a group of Seattle landlords sued the City of Seattle over the “first in time” tenant ordinance passed last August.
This afternoon the City Council passed an ordinance to create new protections for tenants from discriminatory practices by landlords.