Law Changes as of June 11, 2020
SB6378 Additional Restrictions and follow-up to SB5600
Requires a landlord to alter rent-due-date if requested. Removes a landlords 3-strikes pay-or-vacate notice exemption from judicial discretion.
HB2535 No Late Fees Owed for the First Five Days after Rent-Due-Date
HB1694 Installment Plans for Deposits, Fees and Last Month’s Rent
Law Changes as of July 28, 2019
Law Change as of September 30, 2018
|SB5160||Addressing landlord-tenant relations by providing certain tenant protections during and after public health emergencies, providing for legal representation in eviction cases, and authorizing landlord access to state rental assistance programs.||Kuderer, Liias, Conway, Das, Lovelett, Saldaña, Wilson, C.||referred to Housing & Local Government|
|SB5139||Limiting rent increases after expiration of the governor’s eviction moratorium||Das, Lovelett, Darneille, Hunt, Liias, Nguyen, Wilson, C.||referred to Housing & Local Government|
|HB1236||Protecting residential tenants from the beginning to end of their tenancies by penalizing the inclusion of unlawful lease provisions and limiting the reasons for eviction, refusal to continue, and termination.||
Macri, Taylor, Dolan, Gregerson, Berry, Fitzgibbon, Frame, Simmons, Ramel, Bateman, Johnson, J., Hackney, Chopp, Thai, Peterson, Santos, Orwall, Ortiz-Self, Ryu, Wicks, Lekanoff, Slatter, Berg, Senn, Harris-Talley, Ormsby, Pollet
|referred to Housing, Human Services & Veterans|
Establishes a $100 surcharge on recorded documents to fund various housing services.
Creates the Eviction Prevention Rental Assistance Program in the Department of Commerce
Ormsby, Macri, Ramel, Bateman, Fitzgibbon, Ryu, Senn, Chopp, Berry, Peterson, Davis, Santos, Valdez, Hackney, Thai, Kloba, Sells, Frame, Gregerson, Johnson, J., Pollet, Harris-Talley, Stonier, Taylor, Wicks
|Housing, Human Services & Veterans>|
Defines “wear resulting from ordinary use of the premises” for purposes of the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act.
Establishes additional parameters with respect to damage claims and expressly requires:
a landlord to provide a walkthrough prior to termination, if requested by the tenant, and to supply a post-walkthrough checklist.
Establishes a one-year statute of limitations with respect to any action taken against a tenant to recover sums exceeding the amount of the damage deposit.
AN ACT Relating to prohibiting discrimination against prospective
2 tenants for unpaid rent or eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic;
3 adding a new section to chapter 59.18 RCW; prescribing penalties; and declaring an emergency.
|Housing, Human Services & Veterans|
|SB5096||Imposes a 9.0 percent capital gains tax beginning January 1, 2022||Ways & Means|
Imposes a 7 percent tax on Washington capital gains realized from the sale of long-term assets that are real property.
Imposes a 9.9 percent tax on Washington capital gains realized from the sale of all other long-term assets.
Directs the proceeds of the tax to the Fair Start for Kids Account and the State General Fund
Senn, Walen, Davis, Johnson, J., Ramel, Bergquist, Macri, Gregerson, Simmons, Sells, Peterson, Bateman, Berry, Lekanoff, Frame, Fitzgibbon, Duerr, Hackney, Slatter, Kirby, Thai, Chopp, Valdez,Riccelli, Pollet, Ormsby, Harris-Talley, Stonier