Welcome to Renting in Seattle! This web site aims to provide comprehensive information and resources on rental regulations in the City of Seattle as well as tips and best practices for successful renting. Whether you are a renter or a housing provider, there is a lot to know.

New! Tenant Protection Laws

The Washington State Legislature has passed important renter protections that will be signed by the Governor and are slated to go into effect in late July, 2019.  These include:

  • More notice for rent increases: Under the changes in law, rent increases will now require 60 days’ advance notice.
  • More time for pay or vacate notices:  Renters will have 14 days (instead of 3) to pay rent before the landlord can file for eviction. Additionally, courts may use their discretion to consider extenuating circumstances such as a job loss or hospitalization. 

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