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Seattle Landlords and Rental Housing Association Sue City

Seattle Landlords and Rental Housing Association Sue City

A group of Seattle landlords and the Rental Housing Association of Washington (RHAWA) have sued the city of Seattle over the set of rules restricting evictions for six months after the mayor's order expires,...
LA Apartment Association Seeks Injunction Over Rent Freeze, Eviction Ban

LA Apartment Association Seeks Injunction Over Rent Freeze, Eviction Ban

A request for an emergency order and injunction has been filed in federal court in Los Angeles by the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA) seeking relief from the city’s eviction ban and...
Landlords should ask the right questions of their attorney and their tenants during the federal eviction moratorium

7 Insights for Landlords on the New Federal Eviction Moratorium

Two attorneys recently joined the National Real Estate Investors Association for an online discussion to help landlords and property managers understand how best to deal with the new federal eviction moratorium. A new nationwide federal...
Washington Attorney General Files Suit for Violation of Eviction Moratorium

Washington Attorney General Files Suit for Violation of Eviction Moratorium

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed suit against a property management company in Spokane for violation of the eviction moratorium in the state and threatening residents with eviction for unpaid rent. Ferguson sued Whitewater...
CDC Orders Nationwide Eviction Moratorium, But No Help for  Landlords

CDC Orders Nationwide Eviction Moratorium, But No Help for  Landlords

A new nationwide eviction moratorium has been ordered through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to halt residential evictions through the end of December. However, the new ban on evictions of tenants does not offer...
Tenant Occupancy Issues During COVID-19: Occupants, Sublessors, and Squatters

Tenant Occupancy Issues During COVID-19: Occupants, Sublessors, and Squatters

Tenant issues around occupants, sublessors and squatters have increased during the pandemic. Bradley S. Kraus Attorney at Law, Warren Allen, LLP One of the most common issues I have encountered in my time as a landlords’ attorney...
Governor Extends Oregon Foreclosure Moratorium to End Of The Year

Governor Extends Oregon Foreclosure Moratorium to End Of The Year

Governor Kate Brown has extended Oregon's foreclosure moratorium to December 21, 2020; however, she has not yet extended the evictions moratorium set to expire September 30. Executive Order 20-37 will extend House Bill 4204’s current moratorium...
No guns in my apartments can a landlord say that?

 No Guns In My Apartments: Can A Landlord Say That And Put It In...

“No guns in my apartments” is again a point of discussion as the country struggles with violence around recent demonstrations. How are landlords to decide whether to prohibit or allow tenants to have firearms...
Landlord Rights and Remedies After HB 4213: A Path Forward What Can I do now?

Landlord Rights and Remedies After HB 4213: A Path Forward

Landlord rights and what is available now that HB 4213 has been approved by the Oregon legislature. Bradley S. Kraus Attorney at Law, Warren Allen, LLP Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many inquiries I received from clients can...
New Seattle Ordinance Attempts to Limit Tenants’ Personal Liability in Commercial Leases

New Seattle Ordinance Attempts to Limit Tenants’ Personal Liability in Commercial Leases

Impact on landlords of new Seattle ordinance to limit tenants’ personal liability in commercial leases.  By John Fandel and Nathan Luce Stoel Rives llp The Seattle City Council passed a new ordinance recently, attempting to limit personal...