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State Supreme Court finds “First in Time” tenant ordinance constitutional, clears path for “Fair Chance Housing” ordinance

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.

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Restricting move-in fees: a messy bill

The principle of restricting abusive practices by landlords in charging excessive move-in fees is great. In practice, it’s messy, and the proposed ordinance to do just that demonstrates that messiness in its full glory.¬† This afternoon, Council members Sawant and Herbold will hold a hearing to consider their proposed ordinance, the latest installment in what Sawant calls a “tenant’s bill of rights.”

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